A colleague from the International Studies area sent me an email about an event tomorrow evening (October 6th) that looks very interesting.
This event is part of Winston-Salem and the World Scene: a collaboration of institutions of higher education within Winston-Salem. The group is focusing on Africa in 2011, which is very timely given the news coming from the Horn of Africa.
Tomorrow night (Thursday, October 6) at 7: 00 pm, Salem College invites students to join them for Purple Hibiscus: An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie will be giving a reading from her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. The Thing Around Your Neck, her most recent book, is a collection of short stories that was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in Africa. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
If your student loves literature, is interested in Africa, or just wants the opportunity to hear from a renowned writer, please share this information. Salem College is a very short drive – just to downtown Winst0n-Salem.