Jessica Nabongo and Glory Edim for THE CATCH ME IF YOU CAN *IN-PERSON*

Join travel expert and photographer Jessica Nabongo to celebrate the launch of her new book, The Catch Me If You Can. She is going to be in conversation with Glory Edim, writer and the founder of the reading network Well-Read Black Girl followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. Loyalty is thrilled to be the bookstore partner for this event! This is a ticketed event and you must purchase a ticket via the Eventbrite link below to attend.


Location: Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20007
Date and time: June 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This ticket includes:
One copy of "The Catch Me If You Can"
Admission to the event space and signing line with Jessica Nabongo


Beautifully illustrated with many of Nabongo’s own photographs, the book documents her remarkable experiences in each country, including:

A harrowing scooter accident in Nauru, the world’s least visited country,
Seeing the life and community swarming around the Hazrat Ali Mazar mosque in Afghanistan,
Horseback riding and learning to lasso with Black cowboys in Oklahoma,
Playing dominoes with men on the streets of Havana,
Learning to make traditional takoyaki (octopus balls) from locals in Japan,
Dog sledding in Norway and swimming with humpback whales in Tonga,
A late night adventure with strangers to cross a border in Guinea Bissau,
And sunbathing on the sandy shores of Los Roques in Venezuela.
Along with beloved destinations like Peru and South Africa, you’ll also find tales from far-flung corners and seldom visited destinations, including Tuvalu, North Korea, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic. Nabongo’s stories are love letters to diversity, beauty, and culture―and most of all, to the people she meets along the way. Throughout, she offers bucket-list experiences for other travel-lovers looking to follow in her footsteps.


Jessica Nabongo is a global citizen who is a master storyteller, travel expert and sought after brand ambassador. She is the first black woman to have traveled to every country in the world. Named one of the 50 Most Notable People in Travel, by Travel and Leisure, Jessica uses her platforms to educate and inspire others to travel and experience the world around them, with an emphasis on bringing untold stories to the world, whether in books, interviews or social media. Her first book, The Catch Me If You Can, published by National Geographic, is out on June 14th, 2022.


Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a book club and digital platform that promotes Black literature and sisterhood. She won the Innovator’s Award at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.


Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during our events. 

Event date: 
Monday, June 20, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
The Catch Me If You Can: One Woman's Journey to Every Country in the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426222269
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: National Geographic - June 14th, 2022

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On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library Cover Image
By Glory Edim (Editor)
ISBN: 9781631497698
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Published: Liveright - October 26th, 2021