24th International Roundtable Plenary Session

4:30 PM  - 6:00 PM
Thursday Oct 12, 2017
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Selective Empathy: Resistance and Resilience Come hear acclaimed novelist and memoirist Aminatta Forna, the first plenary speaker of the 24th International Roundtable. Book signing will follow the event.

Forna is the award-winning author of the three novels The Hired Man, The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones, and the critically acclaimed memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water. Her fiction has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award and the PEN Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and has been short-listed for the Neustadt Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the IMPAC Award, the Warwick Prize and nominated for the European Prize for Fiction. Her memoir was serialized on BBC Radio and in The Sunday Times newspaper. Forna is currently a Lannan Visiting Chair at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Find more details and six additional student-led sessions on the IGC's official website.


Sponsored By: Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC)

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