Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

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We are thrilled to announce the first Tables of Contents dinner of 2019, an epic collaboration with our friends and co-conspirators at Riverhead Table and Food Book Fair, hosted at Egg Restaurant.

For one night only, chef Evan Hanczor and author Marlon James will collaborate to present a multi-course food experience inspired by Marlon’s blockbuster new novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

A stunning first installment in Marlon’s emerging Dark Star Trilogy, Black Leopard, Red Wolf has drawn comparisons to the world-creating of Tolkien and dubbed an “African Game of Thrones.” It is a sprawling, sensual, disorienting, and thrilling journey of a read, and it’s going to make quite a meal.

The specific menu will be revealed the night of, but you can expect to dip into scenes of

  • raw and charred goat

  • ugali porridge

  • sorghum bread

  • textures and shades of green

  • dates and nuts

  • and more.

Tickets include all food and drink for the evening, plus a special edition BLACK LEOPARD or RED WOLF enamel pin produced by Riverhead. Evan and Marlon will lead a discussion and Q&A at the end of the meal, and there are a handful of other surprises to come.

As usual, our neighbors McNally Jackson will be in the house selling signed copies of the book and Marlon’s others (including the Man Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings). 

Additionally, $10 from every ticket will go to support One Moore Book, author (and TOC alum!) Wayétu Moore’s nonprofit that publishes culturally sensitive and educational stories for children of countries with low literacy rates and underrepresented cultures.