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Wednesday, October 16 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tope Folarin: A Particular Kind of Black Man

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Co-presented by Museum of the African Diaspora

Caine Prize recipient Tope Folarin reads from and discusses his debut novel, A Particular Kind of Black Man, which follows Tunde Akinola, a child of Nigerian immigrants for whom small-town Utah has never felt like home. His ever-optimistic father clings to his American dream, while Tunde’s mother, lonely in Utah without family and friends, sinks deeper into schizophrenia, and after a harrowing episode that lands them in a homeless shelter, she flees to Nigeria. A beautiful and poignant exploration of the meaning of memory, manhood, home, and identity, as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American. In conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Sarah is a writer, academic and overall lover of stories. She was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, Zimbabwe and England. Her bestselling debut novel, In Dependence, was required reading in a number of high schools and universities around the world. Her second novel... Read More →

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Tope Folarin

Tope Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington, DC. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013, and was shortlisted once again in 2016. He was also recently named to the Africa39 list of the most promising African writers under 39. He was educated at Morehouse... Read More →


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