Keisha Bush

Join author Keisha Bush in conversation with Jean Kwok, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (PST) about her recently published novel, New York Times Editors’ Choice, No Heaven For Good Boys. This program is presented virtually through a partnership between Mizell Center and Palm Springs Public Library. Register to attend this FREE program at 

No Heaven for Good Boys, is set in Senegal. This modern-day Oliver Twist is a meditation on the power of love and the strength that can emerge when we have no other choice but to survive.  No Heaven for Good Boys, Keisha Bush’s unflinching and poignant debut novel, explores the meager rewards and harsh trials of young talibé in Senegal.  –NY Times.

No Heaven for Good Boys“We look forward to working together with our community neighbor, Mizell Center, to present such distinguished authors in a virtual setting,” said Library Director Jeannie Kays.

Keisha Bush was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her MFA in creative writing from The New School, where she was a Riggio Honors Teaching Fellow and recipient of an NSPE Dean’s Scholarship. After a career in corporate finance and international development that brought her to live in Dakar, Senegal, she decided to focus full-time on her writing. A longtime Harlemite, she is riding out this second lockdown in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Jean Kwok is the award-winning, New York Times and international bestselling Chinese American author of the novels Girl in TranslationMambo in Chinatown, and Searching for Sylvie Lee, which was chosen as the Today Show Book Club Pick.