I'll be returning to the Mixed Remixed (formerly Mixed Roots) Festival in Los Angeles, which is the premier literary and film festival for mixed race folks, transracial families and interracial couples. Saturday 1PM I'll be reading from The Nigerian Nordic Girls' Guide to Lady Problems and supporting Mixed Writes, the members of my mixed-race Buddhist writing group. Comedy duo Key & Peele usually perform, and I understand that Taye Diggs is attending.
After a week in Seattle with my mum, attending the Seattle International Film Fest (SIFF), which is wrapping up a 4-year commitment to African films, checking out the Food section at the iconic Elliott Bay Bookstore, where it's clear that Nordic food is having a moment, and decompressing, I believe I may be ready for JUNE. This weekend I'm presenting at the Bay Area Book Fest, moderating a panel on Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape and speaking on a sold-out pa