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Michelle Obama has an event for her new memoir Becoming at Southbank Centre, London, and Chimamanda Adichie will be having a live chat session with her. The news was announced on Southbank Centre’s event page. As you can imagine, Adichie’s fans are beyond delighted.

The event will take place at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 3 December 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m., Thursday, 8 November. But Southbank Centre Members and Supporters Circles can get their tickets one day earlier.

At £30 – £125 (+£3 booking fee), the tickets are not the cheapest, but you get a hard back copy of Becoming and you get to breathe the same air with two of the world’s most important feminist figures.

Becoming is published by Crown Publishing Group and comes out on November 13. The book promises an intimate look into the life of one of the world’s most powerful women.

According to the Amazon blurbBecoming is “a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling.” In the book, Mrs. Obama “invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.”

Again, tickets go on sale on November 8. Mark your calendars.

Click here for more details on the event.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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