The Salon: Writing War
A Reading and Discussion Guest Curated by Warscapes Magazine
Wed Sept 26, 7:00PM at BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn
Hosts: Chiwoniso Kaitano-Price and Martin Rowe
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abdourahmane Waberi, Nadifa Mohamed, Christian Parenti
On the Docket: Reading, Book Signing, Panel Discussion
Abdourahman A. Waberi is novelist, academic, poet, and essayist. He was born in Djibouti and went to France in 1985 to study English literature. He is the author of ten novels out of which The Land Without Shadows, United States of Africa, Passage of Tears, and most recently Transit have been translated into English. He was awarded with several honors including the Stefan-Georg-Preis 2006, the Grand prix littéraire d'Afrique noire and, in 2005, he was chosen amongst the “50 Writers of Future” by French literary magazine Lire. He currently teaches at George Mason University in Washington, DC.
Nadifa Mohamed was born in 1981 in Hargeisa, Somalia, and moved to England in 1986. Her debut novel, Black Mamba Boy, was published in 2010 and won the Betty Trask Prize, as well as being shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the PEN Open Book Award, and was long-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her upcoming second novel, Milk and Peace, explores the lives of four women caught in the throes of the Somali civil war.
Christian Parenti is a contributing editor at The Nation, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, and a visiting scholar at the City University of New York. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the London School of Economics. The author of Lockdown America, The Soft Cage, and The Freedom, Parenti has written for Fortune, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Playboy, Mother Jones, and The London Review of Books. He has held fellowships from the Open Society Institute, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Ford Foundation; and has won numerous awards, including the 2009 Lange-Tailor Prize and “Best Magazine Writing 2008” from the Society for Professional Journalists. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The discussion will be moderated by Bhakti Shringarpure, founder and editor of Warscapes magazine.
BookCourt is at 163 Court Street between Pacific and Dean Street.