This is the seventh in a series of posts about writers and their cats. 🐈
Chester Himes left the United States for Europe in the 1950s. The father of the black American crime novel, his writings translate the racial violence that had become commonplace in America.
Himes’ blue point Siamese, Griot, was his faithful friend and constant travel companion. ‘Griot is named after the magicians in the courts of West African kings,’ Himes explained in a 1972 interview.
Chester Himes and Griot
Courtesy of @chroniclebooks
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