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'Africa39' Short Story Anthology Book Launch In NYC

The NYC book launch for short story anthology 'Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara' is March 3rd at Columbia University.


Next Tuesday, March 3rd, the Wales-based Hay Festival and African literature website Afridiaspora are presenting the New York City book launch of Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara, an anthology of short stories by 39 writers under the age of 40 from sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora. The collection comprises work by such authors as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dinaw Mengestu, and Taiye Selasie, and features a preface by Nobel Prize-winning playwright/poet Wole Soyinka. The book launch will be moderated by Afridiaspora.com founder and managing editor Nana-Ama Kyerematen, and will feature a reading/discussion by the anthology's editor Ellah Wakatama Allfrey and two writers featured in the collection, Nana Ekua Brew Hammond and Caine Prize winner Tope Folarin. Head to the event's facebook page for more details.

Africa39 NYC Book Launch

March 3, 2015

Columbia University, Teacher’s College (525 West 120th Street)

Macy Hall 263

New York, NY 10027

7 – 9PM

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