Listen to Brooke Obie, as she talks winning this year’s Harlem Book Fair 2017 Wheatley Award winner for her Book of Addis, and more with Danny Tisdale host of The Danny Tisdale Show.
Brooke C. Obie, JD, MFA, is the award-winning author of the novel BOOK OF ADDIS: CRADLED EMBERS, which won the 2018 Accra International Book Festival Awards’ Independent Writer’s Award, the 2017 Phillis Wheatley Book Award for First Fiction and the 2017 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Award for Self-Published Fiction. She is the Managing Editor for the Black film/TV site Shadow & Act where she was named one of The Root 100’s most influential African Americans in 2019 for her work debunking the movie Green Book and highlighting Hollywood’s tendency to whitewash Black stories. Brooke is a graduate of Hampton University, summa cum laude and Mercer University School of Law where she was the Eleventh Circuit Survey Editor of the Mercer Law Review. She has attended Columbia University’s creative writing workshop in Paris, France and the Callaloo Journal of African Arts and Letters’ Creative Writing Workshop at Oxford University, Oxford, England, where she began work on the BOOK OF ADDIS sequel: BOOK OF ADDIS: BURNING PLAINS.
Brooke has a certificate in advanced legal research, writing and drafting.
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