Jacksonville based author Nikesha Elise Williams held a book signing for her debut novel, Four Women, last weekend at WJCT studios. Williams was joined by Ron Davis, a local activist and the father of slain Jacksonville teen Jordan Davis, for the novel release. At the event the two discussed the themes of the novel including domestic violence, addiction, and Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law. William’s novel asks the question: What happens to four strangers when the present meets the past and the whole world is watching?
Set in Jacksonville between the two trials of Michael Dunn, the man convicted of murder in Jordan Davis’s killing, Four Women focuses on the plight of African-American women in the Black Lives Matter movement, how Black women are depicted in media, and the strength of Black women that is tested in daily relationships. Williams is an Emmy Award winning news producer and works at local CBS/Fox affiliate Action News Jax. Four Women is her first novel and is available for purchase at both Chamblin’s Uptown locations in Jacksonville. Shown below is author Nikesha Elise Williams with book signing attendees Rebecca Sorrells, Danni Thompson, Jara Holmes, Nikesha Elise Williams, Akela Lee, Nordica Solomon, Ashlei Scott, Crystal Goff and Ashley Grant.