Now Lila Knows

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Product Details
Price
$26.95  $25.06
Publisher
Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781636140247

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About the Author

Elizabeth Nunez immigrated to the US from Trinidad after high school. She is the author of ten novels and the coeditor of the anthology Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad. Nunez received her PhD in English from New York University and is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College, where she teaches creative writing.

Nunez is cofounder of the National Black Writers Conference and was executive producer for the 2004 Emmy-nominated CUNY TV series, Black Writers in America. Her awards include the 2013 National Council for Research on Women Outstanding Trailblazer Award, the 2013 Caribbean American Distinguished Writer Award, the 2012 Trinidad and Tobago Lifetime Literary Award, and more.

Nunez's works have been nominated for numerous awards, including the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award, the 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Fiction, an International Dublin Literary Award, the Trinidad and Tobago One Book, One Community selection, New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, Novel of the Year for Black Issues Book Review, an American Book Award, the Independent Publishers Book Award, and several others. Her titles have also received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.

Reviews
The racial politics of a small town in Vermont, as seen through Lila's eyes, provides an illuminating counterplay between Caribbean and American Blackness.-- "Publishers Weekly"
As a portrait of Lila's political and racial awakening, the novel is a grand success.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
The latest novel by Elizabeth Nunez offers a thrilling and timely perspective on the immigrant experience, racism and injustice in the contemporary U.S.-- "Ms. Magazine"
Timely and essential, Now Lila Knows is a luminous story of discovery and the consequences of being Black in America.--Bernice L. McFadden, author of The Book of Harlan
In Now Lila Knows, Elizabeth Nunez has crafted an indelible saga, one that is both of the times and timeless; both personal and universal. This beautifully, masterfully written novel is at once a compelling love story, a crucial exploration of the contemporary immigrant experience, and a trenchant critique of American racism.--Mitchell S. Jackson, Pulitzer Prize winner, author of The Residue Years