The Stars and The Blackness Between Them: A Reading of Sweetness!

Join us for a reading and reflection of the new book “The Stars and the Blackness Between Them,” by Junauda Petrus-Nasah a queer, magic-realism, liberation, Black diaspora, and astrological love story. Come and explore the world of the book via readings from the book, and a conversation with the author about the themes.

Junauda Petrus-Nasah is a Black-Caribbean writer, pleasure activist, filmmaker and performance artist born on Dakota land. Her work centers queerness, Black-diasporic-futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, and liberation. Her writing appears in Pleasure Activism among other publications. Her first YA novel, The Stars and The Blackness Between Them is about queer young Black love across the diaspora, mass incarceration, astrology, ancestral magic, Whitney Houston and trusting your sacredness despite oppression and heartbreak.