April 27th, 2018
9PM - 11PM
201 East 5th Street, Suite 101
Join us for a special event celebrating the release of author, playwright, and activist Tarik Daniels' new book, "No Bonds So Strong."
In the spirit of E. Lynn Harris' "Invisible Life," James Earl Hardy's "B-Boy Blues," and Joseph Beam's "In The Life: A Black Gay Anthology," this remarkable first novel by AfroQueer author Tarik Daniels, A.K.A. MISTERTELLTALES, is a deeply moving and emotionally riveting coming of age story of four best friends dealing with the controversial issues of drug culture, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, violence, transphobia, and the absence of the black father. These friends must lean on each other to make it out alive, when many queer black boys growing up in Detroit in the early 2000's didn't.
Tarik Daniels is an AfroQueer writer from Detroit, Michigan. He has written and produced four plays, THE COUNSELING SESSION, ROSE UNIVERSITY, STIGMA, and PRETTYBOY REALNESS. His writings focus on telling stories about the realm of intersectionality and the bondage of queer people of color. Tarik founded and serves as Executive Director of WHATSINTHEMIRROR?, a social movement that provides mental health awareness and suicide prevention through art and advocacy to communities of color. In 2016, he was nominated by BROADWAY WORLD AUSTIN for Best Original Script.