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Event - 2Africa600Hay Festival and Afridiaspora.com have teamed up to serenade New Yorkers with readings from the Africa 39 Anthology.

Last year, Hay Festival collaborated with the Rainbow Book Club in Port Harcourt in a one of a kind literary project. 39 of the most promising sub-saharan African writers under the age of 40 each wrote stories that were collected in an anthology. The likes of Chimamanda Adichie, Dinaw Mengestu, Taiye Selasie, and Tope Folarin made the cut, in addition to many emerging voices in the African literary scene.

The NYC launch of the anthology is set for next month. Tope Folarin and Nana Ekua Brew Hammond will read their stories featured in the collection. Ellah Wakatama Allfrey and Nana-Ama Kyerematen, founder of Afridiaspora.com, will join them on the panel.

Event Details:

Africa 39 NYC Book Launch March 3, 2015

Venue: Columbia University Teacher’s College, 525 West 120th Street Macy Hall 263, New York, NY 10027 7

Time: 9PM

Be there!

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