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Saturday, October 12 • 10:30am - 11:45am
(Un)Real: Shaping Memory & Identity

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André Alexis and Tope Folarin have both found international success. Canadian author Alexis, born in Trinidad, won the Windham Campbell Prize in 2017 for his novel Fifteen Dogs. His latest work, Days by Moonlight, is the story of a botanist and a professor road tripping through a surreal landscape to uncover the mysterious story of a poet. Nigerian-American author Folarin won the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing. His latest novel, A Particular Kind of Black Man, follows the story of a first-generation Nigerian-American boy’s search for identity in a place that doesn’t always accept him.

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André Alexis

André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. Fifteen Dogs, won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller... Read More →
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Tope Folarin

Tope Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington, DC. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013, and was shortlisted once again in 2016. He was also recently named to the Africa39 list of the most promising African writers under 40. He was educated at Morehouse... Read More →



Saturday October 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Merten Hall, Room 1203 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030