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      Tope Folarin - A Particular Kind of Black Man — in conversation with Helene Cooper in Washington


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      August 6, 2019

      Tuesday   7:00 PM

      5015 Connecticut Ave NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20008

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      Tope Folarin - A Particular Kind of Black Man — in conversation with Helene Cooper

      An award-winning D.C.-based Nigerian-American writer, Folarin has been a Rhodes Scholar and was recently named to the Africa 39 list of the most promising African writers under 39. His first novel is the powerful coming-of age-story of Tunde Akinola, son of Nigerian-born parents struggling to make a new life in a small town in Utah. When the family eventually breaks under the strain, Tunde’s life becomes the search for a place where he can feel at home. Following his protagonist from his remarried father’s household to a Texas middle school and on to a historically black college, Folarin explores questions of identity and exile, manhood and meaning itself. Folarin will be in conversation with Helene Cooper, author of Madame President.

      Categories: Literary & Books | Politics & Activism

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