Literary Stories of Migration

Tue, Apr 9, 2019, 4:30 pm
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Open to the Public
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Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

A Lecture by Author Imbolo Mbue, Introduced by Professor Tracy K. Smith

Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award, and was an Oprah's Book Club selection. Named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Washington Post and a Best Book of the Year by close to a dozen publications, the novel has been translated into 12 languages, adapted into an opera, about to become a stage play, and was recently optioned for a movie.

A native of the seaside town of Limbe, Cameroon and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia universities, Imbolo Mbue currently lives in New York City.

Imbolo Mbue will be introduced by Tracy K. Smith, Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Creative Writing.

This event is part of the year-long Mellon-Sawyer Seminar, "Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue."

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