A Reading By Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Co-hosted by the Center for Africana Studies and the Kelly Writers House With additional support from the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Nov 29, 2022 at -

Mecca Sullivan

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan (GR'12) is the author of the short story collection Blue Talk and Love (2015), winner of the Judith Markowitz Award for Fiction from Lambda Literary; The Poetics of Difference: Queer Feminist Forms in the African Diaspora (University of Illinois Press, 2021); and her highly anticipated debut novel Big Girl (W.W. Norton & Co., 2022), which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. Sullivan's fiction explores the intellectual, emotional, and bodily lives of young Black women through voice, music, and hip-hop inflected magical realist techniques. She is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University and lives in Washington, DC.