A conversation with Helon Habila, moderated by Tope Folarin, on his latest book, Travelers.
By Politics and Prose and Young African Professionals
When: Sat, June 29, 2019 — 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: Politics and Prose Bookstore 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
Join YAP DC for a conversation with Helon Habila, moderated by Tope Folarin, on his latest book, Travelers. An internationally renowned poet, novelist, and journalist, Nigerian-born Habila is the author of The Chibok Girls, a nonfiction account of Boko Haram’s kidnapping of 276 girls, and several works of fiction, including Waiting for an Angel, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Caine Prize for African Writing. His new novel focuses on a Nigerian scholar who accompanies his wife to Berlin, where she has an arts fellowship. Detached from his usual life, the man discovers unexpected connections with a variety of people; as he learns the stories of a transgender film student, a grieving Libyan doctor, and a Somalian shopkeeper, he senses his own identity changing. Habila will be in conversation with Tope Folarin, award-winning Nigerian-American writer and author of A Particular Kind of Black Man, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. This event is hosted in partnership with Politics and Prose.
This event is free with reservation. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.