Lecture: Zimbabwean Author Petina Gappah on Writing Africa Today

Thursday, February 15, 2018
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
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Lecture - Speaker
Danielle Kane
McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture

Prize-winning Zimbabwean author Petina Gappah writes critically about the government, social and criminal justice issues, and human rights work in sub-Saharan Africa. Her collection of short stories called "Elegy for Easterly" was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and won the Guardian First Book Award in 2009. Her second book, a novel, "The Book of Memory" is the fictional story of an imprisoned albino woman on death row, who is hoping for a presidential reprieve. Her most recent book, "Rotten Row," a collection of short stories in modern day Zimbabwe, is an exploration of life in a complex post-independence society. 
Open to the Public

Categories: Africana Studies,History,Center for Interdisciplinary Studies,McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture,Peace and Conflict Studies

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