Five College Consortium

Writing Africa Today: On the Intersection Between Truth, Justice and Reality in Contested Spaces

Wed, Feb 14 2018 - 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall, room 115

Petina Gappah will give a talk titled “ Writing Africa Today: On The Intersection Between Truth, Justice and Reality in Contested Spaces". Zimbabwean writer and international lawyer Petina Gappah is the author of the prize-winning short story collection An Elegy for Easterly (2009), and the novel The Book of Memory (2015) and Rotten Row (2016), a collection of short stories on modern day Zimbabwe. Her work was widely published with the recent fall of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

This event is being sponsored by the Political Science Department of Amherst College, along with funding support from the Amherst College President's Office, the Dean of Faculty's Office, the English Department, Frost Library, the Lamont Fund, the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department and the Five College African Studies Council.

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