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Oprah’s February Book Club Pick: Written By A Spelman Alumna

On Tuesday Oprah announced that her latest book club pick was: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.  During the CBS This Morning announcement Oprah expressed,

“It’s a love story that also has a huge layer of suspense,” she went on to say, “and it’s also so current and so really now that I could not put it down and have already passed it on to lots of my friends.”

In An American Marriage, newlyweds Celestial and Roy, professional African-Americans who live in Atlanta, find their lives destroyed when Roy is accused of a crime he didn’t commit and is sent to prison.

Tayari  Jones is an accomplished Novelist, professor and graduate of Spelman College. In her early days at Spelman, she began writing where she studied under Pearl Cleage, (Spelman ’71) , who published her first story, “Eugenics” in Catalyst magazine.  Tayari later graduated from Spelman, went on to the University of Iowa where she earned a masters’s degree. In 2002, she published her first book  Leaving Atlanta. On February 6th, 2018, her newest book An American Marriage hit book stores everywhere.

Chris Sumlin

Chris Sumlin , is a 2017 graduate of Morehouse College. He grew up in Columbus, OH and is a HBCU Buzz Contributor. Chris is a published author, public speaker and covers all the buzzing topics happening in the Atlanta University Center. You should reach out to him at Sumlinchristopher@gmail.com

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