Kim Singleton, Celebrates our History with Her New Book I LOVE MY PEOPLE in Atlanta on September 16th
Kim Singleton, host of Consider It BlackLit, interviews directors, writers, producers, actors, content creators, and overall film/television/stage enthusiasts on a weekly show. She joined those creators this year with her book I Love My People. Hailed by critics as a hug to the ancestors, this book is called a “must-have” for personal libraries. Singleton will be in Atlanta on Saturday, September 16th, at 44th and 3rd Bookseller on Lee Street.
I ask Singleton how the book came about. She speaks about the piece originally started as a poem that she performed at open mic nights and other events. An editor from Broadleaf Books talked to her about turning her poem into a book.
Singleton speaks about the process of taking her poem with 12 stanzas and turning it into a book with over 50 stanzas.
Critics have said that Singleton brings the call-and-response rhythm to the page. Singleton says this was deliberate. She speaks about the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and the songs of unity like Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud and Young, Gifted and Black. She speaks about the richness of our history.
Singleton shares that she learned a few things that were surprising, including information about the Freedom Journals that started in 1827 by Rush and Corninsh.
On September 16th, Singleton invites everyone, families, and diverse community members to join the celebration of I Love My People.
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