MahoganyBooks partners with to host an Author Talk

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Provided by MahoganyBooks

MahoganyBooks, an online bookstore that specializes in books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora, is excited to partner with, the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent, to bring MahoganyBooks presents an Author Talk & Book Signing with Michael Twitty to the Gateway Arts District in Mt. Rainier, Maryland. This book talk will feature author, independent scholar, culinary historian, and native Washingtonian, Michael Twitty, discussing his new book The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South.

The event will be held at The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio (ACAS) on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Twitty will read from his book, discuss the genealogy research conducted, answer audience questions, and autograph each book. Doors open at 6:30 p. m. and the program will begin at 7:00 p. m. The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio is located at 3804 34th Street Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 in the heart of the Gateway Arts District and provides classes, workshops and events specific to the arts of the African Diaspora.

Said Twitty, “I am excited about working with MahoganyBooks and for my next book signing and having the opportunity to share my experience and know-how in genealogy research. I’m passionate about helping people uncover their heritage. Ultimately, when people leave this event I want them to realize that food has made us a family and has given us a vehicle to tell profound truths about our journeys.”

MahoganyBooks presents an Author Talk & Book Signing with Michael Twitty is a free event, but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis for general admission tickets. Premium ticket holders will have reserved seats in addition to a guaranteed autographed book. Tickets for admission can be accessed at


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