August 25, 2022
(ST LOUIS, MO) Chalice Press is honored to announce the acquisition of Allisa Charles-Findley’s memoir AFTER BOTHAM: Healing From My Brother’s Murder by a White Police Officer. Penned with award-winning writer Claudia Love Mair, the book chronicles Charles-Findley’s close relationship with her brother, learning that he had been shot and killed in his own home by a police officer, and the ensuing aftermath of fighting for justice and battling to keep her lifelong faith.
One of only three memoirs penned by family members of slain victims of police violence, AFTER BOTHAM delves beyond the thousands of headlines spurred by his death and into the vast community of friends and family impacted by his murder.
His close relationship with Allisa reminds readers that he is not a character in a story about the worst parts of the United States law enforcement system. Bo was a human.
Lying on his own couch.
Watching a game.
Just like any American on a Friday night.
About the Authors:
Allisa Charles-Findley is the sister of Botham Jean and president of the Botham Jean Foundation, which promotes Christian intervention for social change. She is also president of Sisters of the Movement, a coalition of sisters of police brutality victims working in unity. She holds a Master’s in Healthcare Management and, prior to her current social justice work, spent 15 years in health insurance.
Claudia Love Mair is Coordinator of the Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning. The author of a dozen books, she holds an M.F.A. from Spalding University and founded the Ragamuffin Diva blog. She wrote the Afterword for Brennan Manning’s Ragamuffin Gospel. Her novel Wounded: A Love Story was cited as Best of Christian Fiction by Library Journal.