9-18 October 2020

Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half

Event Details

  • 11th October, 2pm - 2.30pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: Free

Event Details

  • 11th October, 2pm - 2.30pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: Free

We are delighted to present an event with best-selling author of The Mothers and The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett 

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, Southern Black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything. Ten years later, one sister lives with her Black daughter in the same Southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ story lines intersect?

Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. 

Chaired by Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton.

Buy The Vanishing Half here.

Buy The Confessions of Frannie Langton here.

Event Details

  • 11th October, 2pm - 2.30pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: Free

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