Namina Forna

Conversations with YA Author Namina Forna

Black Girls Book Club Conversations presents with YA author Namina Forna: Online event

Thursday 4th February at 7pm

You can purchase a copy of The Gilded Ones and an event ticket or ticket only.

Black Girls Book Club are thrilled to present conversations with Namina Forna, one of the most anticipated debut authors of 2021. Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear Melissa and Natalie, Founders of BGBC, discuss Namina’s West-African inspired feminist fantasy, The Gilded Ones. Already listed as a “must-read” by Cosmopolitan, Elle, Bustle, Buzzfeed, and Refinery29, this is an exclusive event where you can join the conversation and pose questions to the three fabulous women on the panel. 

The first 20 people to book the ‘book and ticket’ option will receive an exclusive The Gilded Ones goodie bag.

About The Gilded Ones

Sixteen year old Deka lives in Otera, a deeply patriarchal ancient kingdom where a woman’s worth is tied to her purity and she must bleed to prove it.  But when Deka bleeds gold – the colour of impurity – she faces consequences worse than death.

Steeped in West-Africa culture and boldly exploring a woman’s life in war, The Gilded Ones is like nothing you’ve ever read before.

About Namina Forna

Namina Forna was born in Sierra Leone and emigrated to the US in the 1990s at the age of nine. She has been travelling back and forth ever since. She now works as a writer and producer for film and TV in LA and was a finalist for NBC / Universal Writers on the Verge and semi-finalist for the Sundance Screenwriting Lab. The Gilded Ones is her debut novel for Young Adults.

About Black Girls Book Club

Black Girls Book Club was founded by Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter to create a safe space for Black women to come together over a shared love of books. They have interviewed, amongst many others, Tayari Jones, Malorie Blackman, Diane Abbott and Bernardine Evaristo. They have featured in British Vogue, Stylist, Time Out, and on the BBC and Sky Arts. Their debut book GROWN: The Black Girls Guide to Growing up will be published by Bloomsbury in 2021.