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Brooklyn Reads: We Are a Haunting with Tyriek White

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Writer, musician, and educator Tyriek Rashawn White returns to his hometown for the release of his debut novel, We Are a HauntingWe Are a Haunting, which traces three generations of a working-class Brooklyn family and their inherited ghosts. Set in East New York during the 1980s, the story is told through the perspectives of Key, a doula who cares for local Black women; her mother, Audrey, who is on the verge of losing their public-housing apartment; and Colly, Key’s grieving son, who learns he has inherited the gift of moving between the living and the dead.

Masks are required in the Auditorium and will be available upon arrival.


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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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We Are a Haunting

Author: Tyriek White

“What a beautiful, haunting and hued narrative of American living. I’m in love with this story and the way Tyriek White breathes life into these characters.” —Jacqueline Woodson, MacArthur Fellow…

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