Book Launch – ‘Our Kind of People’ by Uzodinma Iweala Washington, DC USA
Venue: Eighteenth Street Lounge
1212 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
About the Speaker
Uzodinma Iweala is an award winning writer and medical doctor. He was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and is currently working a new novel about Washington D.C. entitled Speak No Evil. His first novel Beasts of No Nation was released in 2005 and won numerous awards including the John Llwellyn Rhys Prize for Best First Novel, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Prize, and the Los Angeles Times First Book Award. Beasts of No Nation was also selected as a New York Times Notable Book. He has published numerous short stories and essays. He has recently received a grant that will facilitate the study of narratives of violence and reconstruction in post conflict sub-Saharan African states.
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