The Center for Fiction and BCIF Present Safiya Sinclair on How to Say Babylon with Tara Westover

10/03/2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Center for Fiction and the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival welcome Whiting Award-winning poet and author Safiya Sinclair (Cannibal) for the launch of How to Say Babylon. In this cathartic and captivating memoir written in dazzling prose, Sinclair tells the story of her rigid Rastafarian upbringing in Jamaica, ruled by her father’s strict patriarchal views and repressive control of her childhood, and her journey to find her own voice as a woman and poet. Sinclair is joined in conversation by Tara Westover, author of Educated—her memoir about leaving her survivalist Mormon family in order to go to college. The two authors will discuss Sinclair’s urgent and intimate memoir, reckoning with tradition, culture and family, and finding one’s voice. After the conversation, Sinclair will sign and personalize books.

The Center for Ficiton
15 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY 11217