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CommunityREAD Author Presentation: Sadeqa Johnson

March 29 @ 7:30 pm

The CommunityREAD selection for 2022 is Yellow Wife, by Sadeqa Johnson.  The feature presentation by the author will take place on March 29, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 and are available online, at MCPA’s box office, or at the door the night of the event. 

About the CommunityRead Book, Yellow Wife

Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a relatively sheltered life. Shielded by her mother’s position as the estate’s medicine woman and cherished by the Master’s sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world.

She’d been promised freedom on her eighteenth birthday, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. She unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil’s Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day. There, Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailer’s cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive, Pheby will have to outwit him, and she soon faces the ultimate sacrifice.


Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
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Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
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Findlay, OH 45840 United States
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