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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, Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, was shortlisted for the UK’s Goldsmith Prize and the California Book Award and has been translated into several languages. Her nonfiction includes personal essays and intimate profiles of people she meets, from Mrs Harris (https://medium.com/thrive-global/mondays-with-mrs-harris-f3d2d9874d8e) to Toni Morrison (On Meeting Toni Morrison on JSTOR and Michelle Obama https://granta.com/on-meeting-mrs-obama). Sarah was Founding Books Editor of Ozy Books and a long-time lecturer at San Francisco State University. She was also a former Board Director of MoAD, and currently serves on the Board of the women’s writers residency, Hedgebrook.

My Moderators Sessions

Wednesday, October 16

6:30pm PDT