This past weekend, Mattison talked books and film at Sankofa bookstore, the legendary Washington, DC establishment owned by renowned filmmaker, Haile Gerima, who named it after his breakthrough film of the same name. At the event, Mattison’s film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’sThe Gilded Six Bits, was screened and well received. The film opened to a packed house, and authors Dolen Perkins Valdez, Zane and Marita Golden came through to show support. Mattison wrote the screenplay for The Gilded Six Bits and directed the film which previously aired on Showtime. And his book, Snitch, is blowing up bestsellers lists all over.
Pick up Snitch online to experience some of Mattison’s multiple talents.
And make sure you check out the weekly book review below. I’ll leave you this week with five books by legendary author L.A. Banks who passed away last week.
Charisse Carney-Nunes is the award-winning author of the children’s books, I Am Barack Obama,I Dream For You A World, and Nappy. She is the founder of new media publishing company, Brand Nu Words and a senior vice president of the Jamestown Project, a think tank focusing on democracy.