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Forna, Aminatta

For those in New York, here is a free, high-profile literary event to mark on your calendars.

Scottish Sierra Leonean novelist Aminatta Forna who is also a Windham Campbell Prize winner and Nigerian novelist and Caine Prize winner, E. C. Osondu will meet up to chat about all things literary, alongside novelist and Pulitzer-winning journalist, Lorraine Adams.

The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 19th, at 7pm.

The venue is Hotel Particulier (4-6 Grand Street between Varick & 6th Avenue in SoHo), a stunning space that W Magazine has described as “a modern re-imagining of the eighteenth-century salon.”

The evening is co-hosted by the Caine Prize for African Writing and presented with Guernica, the award-winning online magazine of ideas, art, poetry, and fiction published twice monthly.

WORD will have selected titles by the speakers for sale, including Forna’s newest novel, The Hired Man (Grove/Atlantic, October paperback), at the event.

Don’t forget that the event is free and open to the public.

Best part? There’ll be refreshments!

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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