Save the Date for TDS’s 2024 Light of Justice Luncheon Featuring Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah!

Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,Please save the date for Texas Defender Service’s 2024 Light of Justice Luncheon, featuring New York Times bestselling novelist Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. Our Light of Justice Luncheon will be held on October 22, 2024 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, Texas.

Adjei-Brenyah’s novel Chain Gang All-Stars was a finalist for the National Book Award and was named a New York Times Top Ten Book of 2023. This “thrilling debut novel” is an “act of protest” that “is honest about the inhumanity of incarceration and the increasingly elaborate mechanisms we build in place of forgiveness and rehabilitation” (New York Times). 

Registration information and details to follow. We look forward to seeing you at this powerful event, where we will celebrate our impact, thank our supporters, and introduce new friends to our work. 

With gratitude,

Burke Butler
Executive Director
Texas Defender Service

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah was raised in Spring Valley, New York, and now lives in the Bronx. His debut collection, Friday Black, was a New York Times bestseller, won the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize. His first novel Chain-Gang All-Stars was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, shortlisted for the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize and the Books Are My Bag Awards, and selected as a New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year. Adjei-Brenyah is a National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honoree.