Malaika Adero, author, editor, and chronicler of the stories of barrier-breaking Black women, will discuss her recent work—the first fully illustrated, photo-driven biography of Kamala Harris’s life and work. Adero will discuss why she wrote the book, her intentions for the text & commentary, what she found most intriguing in her research of the Vice President, and answer questions on current affairs and issues concerning Kamala Harris’s role. Adero will share short passages from the book and give historical context to Black and female representation in government.
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Adero has held editorial positions in the publishing industry for more than thirty years,authoring A Black Woman Did That: 42 Boundary-Breaking, Bar- Raising, World-Changing Women, and Up South: Stories, Studies, and Letters of This Century’s African- American Migration; and co-author of The Mother of Black Hollywood with Jenifer Lewis and Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. Now an independent book developer and literary agent at her company, Adero’s Literary Tribe, she works with individuals and corporations as an agent, editor, and consultant. She is based in New York City and Atlanta.