January 20, 2011
Global African Studies Program, in partnership with the Elliott Bay Book Company, presents Aminatta Forna, one of the most significant literary voices to come from Africa in
recent decades, on Friday, January 28. Born in Glasgow and raised in Sierra Leone
and the United Kingdom, this award-winning author will discuss her new novel, The Memory of Love, which was selected
as one of the Best Books of the Year by the Sunday Telegraph. Her two
previous books, Ancestor Stones and The Devil That Danced on the Water,
received national and
international acclaim. Forna will speak
at Elliott Bay Book Company at 7 p.m.
Admission is free.
The Global African Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences expands the view of African history and culture across continents and
works primarily from the African American experience outwards to the rest of
the African Diaspora and, ultimately, the African continent. The program draws faculty from 15 different departments, including law, sociology,
philosophy, film studies, English, and fine arts and offers study abroad programs in Ghana, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
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