Petina Gappah will give a talk titled “ Writing Africa Today: On The Intersection Between Truth, Justice and Reality in Contested Spaces." Zimbabwean writer and international lawyer Petina Gappah is the author of the prize-winning short story collection An Elegy for Easterly (2009); the novel The Book of Memory (2015); and Rotten Row (2016), a collection of short stories on modern-day Zimbabwe. Her work was widely published with the recent fall of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Amherst College, along with funding support from the Amherst College President's Office; the Dean of the Faculty's Office; the Department of English; Frost Library; the Lamont Fund; the Department of Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies; and the Five College African Studies Council.
This event is free and open to the public.