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Book Launch: Travelers by Helon Habila


Book Launch with Helon Habila and Uzodinma Iweala


Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:30pm


Join us for the launch of Helon Habila’s moving new novel, Travelers. From Germany and Switzerland to Italy and France, Habila’s exploration of the migrant refugee experience through the lens of a Nigerian-born scholar examines the concept of home in the context of those who cannot return to theirs. The conversation will be moderated by Uzodinma Iweala, The Africa Center’s CEO.



Doors open at 7:15pm

Talk at 7:30pm

Tickets: free with RSVP


For more information and to reserve a place, please visit our Eventbrite page.


Author Biography   Helon Habila is the author of three previous novels, including Oil on Water, which was shortlisted for the Orion Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award, and one book of nonfiction, The Chibok Girls. He studied literature at the University of Jos in Nigeria and creative writing at the University of East Anglia, UK. He was named the first Chinua Achebe Fellow at Bard College. During his fellowship, he wrote and taught at Bard. He teaches creative writing at George Mason University and lives in Centreville, Virginia, with his wife and two children.



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Last week at our Summer Reading Series with guest writer, music producer, and multi percussionist Carlos "Caco" De Oliveira.

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Recap pics from the 3rd program of our summer children's reading series, curated by @onemoorebook - We were joined by writer, music producer, and multi percussionist Carlos "Caco" De Oliveira.

Our final program will be this Friday, August 23rd, 10AM-11:30AM.

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