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Memoir Series: Cinelle Barnes

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Presented by City of Asylum @ Alphabet City at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh PA

Nov 10 2019
Memoir Series: Cinelle Barnes

City of Asylum’s new Memoir Reading Series kicks off with an evening of reading and discussion celebrating Cinelle Barnes’ new work MALAYA: Essays On Freedom.

Lyrical, emotionally driven, and told through stories both lived and overheard, MALAYA is an intensely personal, yet universal, exploration of race, class, and identity that redefines what it means to be a woman—and an American—in a divided country.


“I give us a new name: Malaya, which in my language means to be free. She hands me a pen and paper. I take it. I begin.” – from MALAYA

With this new name, Cinelle Barnes returns to readers with a potent collection of stories filled with

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