ESI EDUGYAN is the author of the novels The Second Life of Samuel Tyne and Half-Blood Blues, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Orange Prize. In 2014, she published her first book of non-fiction, Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and two children.
KHADIJAH ROBERTS-ABDULLAH is an Afro-Caribbean, Toronto based actor, writer, producer, comedian and chef. Living her life at a multitude of intersections has motivated Khadijah's efforts to create meaningful and socially relevant work that is reflective of our social landscape. Khadijah is thrilled to be lending her voice to a piece of Canadian literature that speaks to the Afro-Canadian experience. Notable credits include The Book of Negroes for audio recordings, Lila in Kat Sandler’s Bang Bang, Laertes in Ravi Jain’s The Prince Hamlet , Claudette in How Black Mothers Say I Love You for the stage, American Gods, What We Do In The Shadows, Workin Moms, and Designated Survivor for television. Check out what else Khadijah is up to next on IG @dijyro and Twitter @dijyroberts.
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • “A gripping historical narrative exploring both the bounds of slavery and what it means to be truly free.” —Vanity ...[SEE MORE]