LJ Talks with Nikesha Elise Williams, Winner of 2021 BCALA EBook Literary Award in Fiction

Founded in 1970, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) is a leading advocate for libraries serving the nation’s African-American community. The award celebrates extraordinary achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.

Self-Publishing Literary Award goes to Beyond Bourbon Street

 

BCALA BadgeFounded in 1970, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) is a leading advocate for libraries serving the nation’s African American community. In 2016, the BCALA launched the Self-Publishing Literary Award in cooperation with BiblioLabs, a Charleston-based software/media company. The award’s goal is to highlight and amplify new African American voices.

 

Beyond Bourbon StreetThis year’s award winner, Nikesha Elise Williams, is a two-time Emmy Award winning producer, an award-winning author, and producer and host of the Black & Published podcast. In Beyond Bourbon Street, Williams weaves a story of home and family in New Orleans' still recovering Lower Ninth Ward, 15 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

 

LJ sat down with Williams to talk about Beyond Bourbon Street and what winning the BCALA award has meant to her.

Click here to listen to the interview.

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