Anise Vance presents HUSH HARBOR, with Daniel Black

Anise Vance presents his book HUSH HARBOR, with Daniel Black on Tuesday Sept 5 at 6 pm at Flyleaf Books. Book cover shows a closeup of the face of a Black teenager with a shaved head against a purple background. His face is lightly reflecting blue light.


Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm

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Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 70 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book.

A resistance group takes America's racial reckoning into its own hands in this powerful, stirringly original debut novel.​

After the murder of an unarmed Black teenager by the hands of the police, protests spread like wildfire in Bliss City, New Jersey. A full-scale resistance group takes control of an abandoned housing project and decide to call it Hush Harbor, in homage to the secret spaces their enslaved ancestors would gather to pray.

Jeremiah Prince, alongside his sister Nova, are leaders of the revolution, but have ideological differences regarding how the movement should proceed. When a new mayor with ties to white supremacists threatens the group’s pseudo-sanctuary and locks the city down, the collective must come to a decision for their very survival.

Haunting, provocative, heart-pounding and tender, Hush Harbor presents a high-stakes world grounded on the thought-provoking premise: What would you sacrifice in the name of justice? 

Anise Vance is a writer from the African and Iranian diasporas. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Camden. As a Mitchell Scholar, he received an MPhil in Geography from Queen's University Belfast. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children.

Daniel Black is an author and professor of African American studies at Clark Atlanta University. His books include Black on Black, Don’t Cry For Me, The Coming, Perfect Peace and They Tell Me of a Home. He is the winner of the Distinguished Writer Award from the Middle-Atlantic Writer's Association and has been nominated for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, the Ernest J. Gaines Award, and the Georgia Author of the Year Award. He was raised in Blackwell, Arkansas, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Hush Harbor By Anise Vance Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335449528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hanover Square Press - September 5th, 2023

Black on Black: On Our Resilience and Brilliance in America By Daniel Black Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335449382
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hanover Square Press - January 31st, 2023