Title Track is honored to present “BLACKNESS & BECOMING” this Saturday, 2/20 from 7:00-8:30pm with our partners at Northwestern Michigan College. Join us for this virtual conversation on Black Memory and Identity with author Antonio Michael Downing, hosted by Title Track board member Kaylan Waterman.
Zoom link for the webinar conversation followed by an audience Q & A.
Antonio Michael Downing’s memoir, Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming, will be published by Milkweed Editions this September. “Tracing Downing’s journey from the tropical forests of Trinidad to the stark landscape of rural Canada, Saga Boy is a poignant memoir of transformation. Downing explores the forces that fractured him as a boy—colonialism, trauma, and violent separations—as well as the forces that rebuilt him in all his kaleidoscopic glory, including music, art, activism, writing.”
Preorder your copy of Saga Boy from Source Booksellers, in Detroit.
Head to Milkweed Editions’ blog to read an excerpt from the memoir and meet Miss Excelly, Downing’s grandmother who was always singing and whose voice, Downing writes, “perfumed the very air.”