Brooklyn Reads: We Are a Haunting with Tyriek White


April 27, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

Tickets are $16 ($30 with a copy of We Are a Haunting). Member tickets are $14 ($28 with a book). Not a Member? Join today!

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, please email us at

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Writer, musician, and educator Tyriek Rashawn White returns to his hometown for the release of his debut novel, We Are a Haunting, which traces three generations of a working-class Brooklyn family and their inherited ghosts. Set in East New York during the 1980s, the story is told through the perspectives of Key, a doula who cares for local Black women; her mother, Audrey, who is on the verge of losing their public-housing apartment; and Colly, Key’s grieving son, who learns he has inherited the gift of moving between the living and the dead. White is joined in conversation by writer, editor, and fourth-generation New Yorker nia t. evans. The program begins with a performance by Kadeshiaa.

Image caption and credit: Cover, Tyriek Rashawn White, We Are a Haunting (2023). Cover design by Bráulio Amado. (Photo: courtesy of Astra House) Masks are required in the Auditorium and will be available upon arrival.