Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the book launch for  Eleanor Lopes Akahloun’s memoir The Magic of Dreams: An American Diplomat’s Journey.  Ms. Akahloun–known as Penny to her friends and family–is the mother of one of my dear college friends.  The event was at Sankofa Books & Cafe in Northwest DC–a fine venue to just meet friends, purchase books from the diaspora, or have an intimate special event.

I brought my camera just in case my talents were needed and I found myself doing my thing fairly quickly.  I was happy to serve, considering I know what it’s like to have to put on a book event and worry about all the little things that come up in the course of the day.

Ms. Akahloun did a wonderful job and I can’t wait to read about her various adventures as a woman in foreign service.