Breaking the Genre Mold with Marlon James | Harris Theater

Breaking the Genre Mold with Marlon James | Harris Theater

Feb 22, 2024 (UTC-5)
Harris Theater


Marlon James will be discussing his highly acclaimed Dark Star Trilogy, a captivating and imaginative portrayal of Africa, at the upcoming event "Breaking the Genre Mold with Marlon James" in Fairfax. This event, sponsored by the George Mason Friends, will take place at the Harris Theater on February 22, 2024. James's Dark Star Trilogy has garnered immense praise, with Entertainment Weekly describing it as "drenched in African myth and folklore." The first book in the series, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, was a finalist for the National Book Award and ranked among TIME's 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time. Now, James presents the eagerly awaited second installment, Moon Witch, Spider King. This remarkable sequel offers a fresh perspective by retelling the story from the viewpoint of the Moon Witch, a fiercely independent woman who defies societal conventions. Renowned author Salman Rushdie himself hails the novel as a "fabulist reimagining of Africa," drawing parallels to the beloved works of Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, and Black Panther. Don't miss the opportunity to experience Marlon James's groundbreaking narrative and join us at the headline event of Mini Fest, part of Fall for the Book's Spring lineup. Tickets for this extraordinary occasion will be available for purchase starting February 15 at 7:00 PM. Mark your calendars and prepare to be transported to a world where myth and adventure intertwine in the hands of a master storyteller. Address: Harris Theater, 4471 Aquia Creek Lane, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Provided by AlonsoTaylor|Published Mar 25, 2024


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