Author Yvette Christiansë Will Read Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Amherst Books

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen

September 28, 2007
Contact: Katherine Duke '05
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Stacey Schmeidel
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Editor's Note: Tonight's reading has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

AMHERST
, Mass.—Author Yvette Christiansë will read from her work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street, Amherst, Mass.). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.

In a starred review, Kirkus called South African poet Yvette Christiansë’s novel Unconfessed “a gorgeous, devastating song of freedom that will inevitably be compared to Toni Morrison’s Beloved.” The book was a finalist for 2007 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished first book of fiction, and Caroline Leavitt described it as a “stunningly intimate, heart-wrenching history of slave life in Africa.” Christiansë is an associate professor of literature and postcolonial studies at Fordham University.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center sponsors a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. For more information, please call 413/542-8200.

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