The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho w/ Paterson Joseph
Actor and playwright Paterson Joseph’s debut novel charts the life of Charles Ignatius Sancho through fictionalized diary entries, letters, and commentary. Georgian London is not a safe place for a young Black man. He must dodge slave catchers and worse, and his main ally—a kindly duke who taught him to write—is dying. Sancho is desperate and utterly alone. So how does the same Charles Ignatius Sancho meet the king, write, and play highly acclaimed music, become the first Black person to vote in Britain, and lead the fight to end slavery? Through every moment of this tale, Sancho forges ahead to see how much he can achieve in one short life: “I had little right to live, born on a slave ship where my parents both died. But I survived, and indeed, you might say I did more.”
In-Person Event: $10 non-members, $5 members. Admission price will be deducted from your signed copy of the book with purchase. Livestream: $5 non-members and members.