Tuesday, August 2, 2011

About Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

This year's book selection was written by a young, emerging writer who lives in Nigeria. Her experiences as a child serve to inform her writing, an activity which she began when she was about 10 years old. By the time she was 15, Nwaubani had been selected for several writing awards, including as best poet and playwright in her school.

She wrote her first novel, I Do Not Come To You By Chance, in just two months. After you have checked out this recent interview for more information about what inspires her, then get yourself a copy and get reading!

1 comment:

  1. John McLeod suggests The Accidental Slaveowner

    Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family

    Mark Auslander
    More information: http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/accidental_slaveowner

    What does one contested account of an enslaved woman tell us about our difficult racial past? Part history, part anthropology, and part detective story, Mark Auslander traces, from the 1850s to the present day, how different groups of people have struggled with one powerful story about slavery. For over a century and a half, residents of Oxford, Georgia (“the birthplace of Emory University”), have told and retold stories of the enslaved woman known as “Kitty” and her owner, Methodist bishop James Osgood Andrew, first president of Emory’s board of trustees. Bishop Andrew’s ownership of Miss Kitty and other enslaved persons triggered the 1844 great national schism of the Methodist Episcopal Church, presaging the Civil War. This book sheds new light on debates about how colleges and universities should remember their roles in slavery.

    What book would you like to see CRC read next year?