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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Hosts Book Release for NAACPImageAward Nominee R. Kayeen Thomas
Three-time Author of “Light,” Critically-Acclaimed “Antebellum” and “The Seven Days”
By: Think Brown INK
The event will celebrate Thomas’ upcoming release The Seven Days (Simon & Schuster, April 16) and also the success of Antebellum, which secured Thomas a 2013 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Debut Author.
“In Kayeen Thomas, our city has produced a prolific, young novelist and playwright just six years out of college and already author of three books,” said Norton. “The Banneker High School and Carleton College graduate brings the hip-hop sensibilities of his generation to his work with universal appeal.”
“As a native Washingtonian, growing up in Southeast, I am honored to have my city and my Congresswoman support my work. I have been searching for ways to reach out to my hometown, to let people in my community know that I exist and so this is really an answered prayer. I’m looking forward to a great event!” Thomas added.
The Seven Days (http://books.simonandschuster.com/
About R. Kayeen Thomas
R. Kayeen Thomas is an author, poet, playwright, hip-hop artist, journalist, and social justice advocate. He self-published his first book, Light: Stories of Urban Resurrection, during his junior year at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. His novel, Antebellum, has garnered praise from such notables as Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and received acclaim from numerous publications, including Publishers Weekly. Most-recently, Thomas was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Debut Author. His third novel, The Seven Days, will be released on April 16, 2013. He resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.