Krystal A. Sital Presents SECRETS WE KEPT at Greenlight Bookstore
Join us at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn on Thursday, March 8th to hear Krystal A. Sital present her debut memoir, SECRETS WE KEPT: THREE WOMEN OF TRINIDAD.
Across three generations in this wrenching and eloquent debut, Sital explores a history of abuse within her landowning Hindu family, and the patriarch at its center, in Trinidad and Tobago. In the lyrical patois of her mother and grandmother, Krystal learns the long-held secrets of their family's past, and what it took for her foremothers to survive and find strength in themselves. On the island's plantations, in its growing cities, and in the family's new home in America, SECRETS WE KEPT tells a story of ambition and cruelty, endurance and love, and most of all, the bonds among women and between generations that help them find peace with the past.
Sital presents her debut in conversation with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World, followed by a signing and Q&A.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:30pm
Praise for Secrets We Kept:
“ A powerful, disturbing narrative in which pain flows out from the page, drenching readers. ”
“Powerful and heart-wrenching, Krystal Sital's beautifully written memoir, Secrets We Kept, details her family history on Trinidad, as her grandmother and mother finally unleash their voices to uncover the brutal truth of who her grandfather truly was.”
- Jean Kwok, author of Mambo in Chinatown and Girl in Translation
“In this stunning, unforgettable memoir, Krystal Sital writes with unflinching honesty, exploring with great depth and complexity her grandmother's liberation after her grandfather's death and the complications that arise from this fiery matriarch's quest to selfhood after years of abuse and servitude. A brilliant account of gender inequality and the burdens we bear as women in the Caribbean.”
- Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun