Jumeck Raféal Reads from “Calling Queens”

Jumeck Raféal reads from his novel Calling Queens
Sunday, November 20th, 7 pm / free

Calling Queens is the first novel by Jumeck Raféal, a Chicago author and educator. Based on the real history of Britain’s Henry VIII, the book combines elements of science and historical fiction, evolving into a time-traveling psychological thriller as our main protagonist, a contemporary African-American female high-school teacher, is transported to the Middle Ages and is forced to inhabit the bodies of Henry’s six wives at various moments of crisis.

Raféal will be performing pieces from the novel in the SHOP Library on Sunday, November 20th, starting at 7 pm; he will also be displaying original paintings that relate to the events in question. This event is free, and will be coinciding with SHOP’s regular Sunday community potluck.


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