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Meet Author Sadeqa Johnson
Writing The House of Eve
Sadeqa Johnson will discuss how the circumstances and relationship between her grandmother and mother served as inspiration for the story, as well as the research that went into crafting the novel. She will explore themes of class, colorism, race, motherhood and women’s ambition and address the importance of shedding light on lesser-known experiences in history through books.
Sadeqa Johnson is the international bestselling and award-winning author of five novels. Her most recent, The House of Eve, is a daring and redemptive story set in 1950s Philadelphia and Washington, DC, that explores what it means to be a woman and a mother and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal.
A former public relations manager, Sadeqa spent several years working with well-known authors such as JK Rowling, Bebe Moore Campbell, Amy Tan and Bishop TD Jakes. After years of unsuccessfully getting her own publishing deal, Sadeqa took matters into her own hands and started a small press with her husband, where she published her debut novel, Love in a Carry-On Bag.
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Pohick Regional closes at 6 p.m. Participants will enter the building through the meeting room door.