November 18 – Reading: Elizabeth Jaikaran’s TRAUMA

Trauma is a collection of true and extraordinary stories that speak of the abuse suffered by Guyanese women, girls, and members of the LGBT community in Guyana and after having emigrated to the United States. Jaikaran reveals accounts of the horrific violence and trauma that display the strength and resilience of Guyanese women as they have struggled to survive and flourish.

Elizabeth Jaikaran was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens. The proud child of Guyanese immigrants, she is a graduate of the CUNY City College of New York and NYU School of Law. She writes for numerous platforms, including Brown Girl magazine. As an author and lawyer, Jaikaran hopes to be a voice for communities residing in underrepresented margins.

Elizabeth Jaikaran, Trauma: A Book Reading and Book Signing Event
Saturday, November 18, 2017
3:00–5:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032


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