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LaShonda Katrice Barnett 

Tonight LaShonda Katrice Barnett discusses her novel Jam on the Vine, which focuses on Ivoe Williams, an aspiring journalist who refuses to be confined to the traditional roles black women were subjected to in the Jim Crow-era South. Williams seeks education and a byline, no easy tasks for someone deemed less than human by the people in power. With the help of her mentor and professor, she obtains a printing press and begins a newspaper of her very own -- Jam on the Vine. Over time, Williams is no longer satisfied with simply publishing stories and changes the tone of the paper to reflect the rampant injustices of her time.

7 p.m. Thu., Apr. 16. Left Bank Books (399 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-6731 or www.left-bank.com). Free admission..
Thu., April 16, 7 p.m., 2015

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