An Evening with Writers, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim & Sarah Ladipo Manyika

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Date: April 30, 2017
Time: 18:30 to 20:00

Join the Young African Professionals I DC Network and Politics & Prose Bookstore for an evening with writers, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim and Sarah Ladipo Manyika.

A Nigerian writer and journalist, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim was named in The Hay Festival Africa 39  list of the most promising writers under the age of forty, a promise already borne out by the accomplished stories of The Whispering Trees, long-listed for the Etisalat Prize for Literature. His debut novel tells the story of a love affair that flouts several social taboos. Binta, a devout and lonely widow who lost her only son and never found fulfillment in her marriage, falls in love with Hassan, the young leader of a street gang. Ibrahim is as insightful about the emotions of his characters as he is about the realities of a conservative Muslim community in Northern Nigeria

Sarah Ladipo Manyika grew up in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, and England. Host of OZY’s video series, Write, and the author of In Dependence, she currently teaches literature at San Francisco State University, and San Francisco is the setting for her bittersweet second novel. The story centers on the buoyant Morayo Da Silva, a retired professor of English. Originally from Nigeria, Morayo at seventy-four delights in the views from her apartment, her drives through town, and everyone she meets. Then she falls. Though she has to face the realities of aging, her spirit is undimmed.

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