See Kalisha Read From Conception.

Kalisha Buckhanon read excerpts from her novel, Conception.


“Chronicles the voice of a soul restless, and desperately calling for a new day.” –Bayo Ojikutu, Great American Book Award-winning author of 47th Street Black

“At its best, the novel balances a bitter stocktaking with a sorrowful lyricism.” – Publishers Weekly

“Recommend this moving novel to readers who enjoyed Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Sapphire’s PUSH.” –Library Journal

“A poignant, heart-wrenching novel.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Heartfelt and affecting.” –Booklist

“The work of a gifted young novelist.” –Washington Post Book World

“Buckhanon is again at her best.” –Mosaic Literary Magazine

“A blistering reality check.” –Ebony

“An emotional journey. A read that highlights African-American women’s issues.” –OK! 

“Readers who brace for the adventure are richly rewarded.” –Chicago Sun-Times

“Buckhanon’s second novel firmly establishes her as a timeless voice for a new generation. An authenticity of language and action permeates the novel... Teens who like Toni Morrison’s work, Buckhanon’s Upstate, and other realistic novels will enjoy this one.” —School Library Journal

“An awe-inspiring novel.”  –Urban Reviews

“Kalisha Buckhanon has proven to be a distinctive author in her own right, able to capture and share the voice of today’s youth in solid, and enchanting, literary fashion.” –Fresh Fiction

“Turpin’s delivery makes this audioproduction something between a gem and a miracle.” (audiobook) –AudioFile Magazine