Meta Commerse is a native Chicagoan, raised in the Black Arts Movement. She is daughter of two artists, and is the award-winning author of six books and one play, all focused on family violence prevention and healing. She is Certified Wellness Practitioner, Adjunct Professor of history and English in Asheville, North Carolina. She is mother of three children and grandmother of three grandsons.
She visits Charis to read from and sign her first novel, The Mending Time, which is an intergenerational story of overcoming cycles and effects of violence and separation in the legacy of slavery. The novel traces two families on the South Side of Chicago over the course of three generations, taking an intricate look at the effects of historic discrimination, struggle, migration and urban life on these African descended people.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5.