A Coming-Of-Age Novel For Black Girlhood
Kai Harris is a writer and educator whose debut novel is titled “What the Fireflies Knew.”
As “The New York Times Book Review” describes it: “Harris rewrites the coming-of-age story with Black girlhood at the center.”
Kai is from Detroit - and now lives in California, where she is a professor of creative writing in the English Department at Santa Clara University.
On Saturday at 3 PM, Kai will visit the Arts Building here in Chattanooga to talk about her novel at SoLit, in partnership with The Book & Cover bookstore.
I spoke with Kai - and Lynda Levan, executive director of SoLit.