Time Out named her one of ten NYC authors to read right now. Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow and Leaving Atlanta calls her “a brilliant writer, a soulful artist, and a true citizen of the world.”
A tremendous writer with an incredible presence, we’re confident that Bridgett M. Davis is going to create some serious waves with her new novel, Into the Go-Slow. A highly anticipated second novel, Feminist Press published it this week and we’ve been tearing through it. Set in 1986, the book spans oceans—moving between Detroit and Nigeria. It’s a powerful story of a young woman traversing the boundaries of her identity, a country on the brink of civil war, and the cultural implications of Nigeria’s notorious traffic (the go-slow). Buy a copy today!
Bridgett, a Detroit native herself, is driven by a similar fire as Girls Write Now. As a champion of a proud space to write and “a major advocate for promoting and nurturing literary talent by people of color,” she is the Books Editor for the black culture site Bold As Love Magazine, the founder and curator for the popular Brooklyn reading series, Sundays @; and a founding member of ringShout, a group dedicated to celebrating and promoting ambitious literary work by African American writers. Her articles have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Atlanta Journal/Constitution, The Washington Post, Essence, O, The Oprah Magazine, TheRoot.com, The Chicago Tribune, and The Detroit Free Press. She holds even more accolades! Her first novel, Shifting Through Neutral, which the Washington Post called a “beautifully rendered first novel,” was a Borders Books “Original Voices” selection and a finalist for the 2005 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright LEGACY Award.
In short, Bridgett is everything we’re about, and we’re so proud to call her a member of our community. We’re thrilled she’ll be joining us on October 10th to celebrate the International Day of the Girl and a girl’s right to write. In her own words: “I care so much about this issue of girls’ lives around the world, of the power of narrative to change their lives, and the value of educating them.”