Daphne Palasi Andreades's "Brown Girls" debuts via Kenyon Review

Daphne Palasi Andreades's "Brown Girls" debuts via Kenyon Review

Thursday, January 30, 2020

KHN Alum (2018) Daphne Palasi Andreades announced an excerpt from her novella, Brown Girls, has made its print and online debut in Kenyon Review. Brown Girls was also selected from over 400 entries and was chosen as 2019 Winner of Kenyon Review's Short Fiction Contest.

Kenyon Review recently interviewed Daphne on how Brown Girls "came to be & other thoughts on writing aka life" (via the writer) in an interview, which you can check out using the first ink below. Visit the third link below to read/experience this piece.

Kenyon Review‘s 2019 Short Fiction Contest was judged by author, Mia Alvar, who had this to say about Brown Girls: “The lives of young women of color from Queens, New York leap off these pages through a collective voice that feels at once frank and poetic, unexpected yet warmly familiar…With every stirring image and tight, musical turn of phrase, this story charmed, often surprised, and deeply moved me.” (via daphnepalasiandreades.com)

We were honored to have Daphne present a portion of Brown Girls in a reading during our October 2018 Third Thursday Artist Talks, while she was here as a KHN Resident. The fourth photo of the writer was taken during that event, and features a recyclyed/upcycled sculptural piece by KHN exhibiting artist, Gerard Pefung, which was part of his KHN Gallery exhibition, Jardin Urbanique.

Congratulations, Daphne!