Aminatta Forna | Lecture and Book Signing

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Author, broadcaster, and journalist Aminatta Forna will discuss recent work on a “reverse Roots” project that stems from her childhood in West Africa. She will trace her own links to the cultural heritage of Sierra Leone through the enslaved in the Americas. Forna is the award-winning author of the three novels The Hired Man, The Memory of Love, and Ancestor Stones, and a critically-acclaimed memoir The Devil That Danced on the Water. This presentation is part of a larger initiative of the Kansas African Studies Center at the University of Kansas that promotes constructive dialogue about migration to create a deeper understanding of American identities.

From Root to Branch:  Travels in the Footsteps of the Enslaved

Lecture and Book Signing with Aminatta Forna

Date:  Thursday, November 10, 2016

Time:  7:00 PM

Location:  Hall Center for the Humanities

Free entry and books available for purchase on site.