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The award-winning author Esi Edugyan presents her recent book "Washington Black".

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"Washington Black" by Esi Edugyan

Author reading / Free admission

 

Eleven-year-old George Washington Black—or Wash—a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as the manservant of his master’s brother. To his surprise, however, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning, and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human.

 

Esi Edugyan is author of the novels The Second Life of Samuel Tyne and Half-Blood Blues, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Orange Prize. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

 

 

Moderation: Dr. Nadine Klopfer, Amerika-Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

 

Organizers: Eichborn Verlag, Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus
With kind support of Canada Council for the Arts

 

Contact: Dominik Raabe 

 

 

Photo: Esi Edugyan ©Tamara Poppitt of Poppy Photography 

 

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