Sunday Tea at Resist Booksellers


February 11


01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

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Sunday Tea

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Demetrius Frazier

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Resist Booksellers Bookstore

233 N Sycamore Street Suite B

Petersburg, VA, United States, 23803

Join us for an afternoon of literary delight at Resist Booksellers Bookstore on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Whether you’re a bookworm, a tea lover, or simply seeking a relaxing Sunday afternoon, this event is perfect for you.

We will be discussing “Let Us Descend,” the newest book by award-winning author Jesmyn Ward.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and celebrate the joy of reading.



Let Us Descend is a reimagining of American slavery, as beautifully rendered as it is heart-wrenching. Searching, harrowing, replete with transcendent love, the novel is a journey from the rice fields of the Carolinas to the slave markets of New Orleans and into the fearsome heart of a Louisiana sugar plantation.

Annis, sold south by the white enslaver who fathered her, is the reader’s guide through this hellscape. As she struggles through the miles-long march, Annis turns inward, seeking comfort from memories of her mother and stories of her African warrior grandmother. Throughout, she opens herself to a world beyond this world, one teeming with spirits: of earth and water, of myth and history; spirits who nurture and give, and those who manipulate and take. While Ward leads readers through the descent, this, her fourth novel, is ultimately a story of rebirth and reclamation.

From one of the most singularly brilliant and beloved writers of her generation, this miracle of a novel inscribes Black American grief and joy into the very land—the rich but unforgiving forests, swamps, and rivers of the American South.

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