UD Speaker Series: Imbolo Mbue

Wednesday, January 24

Time: 7 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.

Location: Kennedy Union Ballroom

More Info:  http://www.go.udayton.edu/speakerseries

Tags:  Speakers

Cost:  Free

Co-sponsored by the Alumni Chair in the Humanities and in conjunction with the Global Voices Symposium (Jan. 23-25)
Enhancing the Global Village on US College Campuses
 
Imbolo Mbue is the author of Behold The Dreamers, a 2017 Oprah’s Book Club pick and winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. At the intersection of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah and the fiction of Amy Tan, Mbue’s riveting debut novel follows two marriages—one immigrant and working class, the other from the top 1%—both chasing their version of the American Dream. Mbue’s book is informed by her experience of being an African immigrant and the experiences of the many African immigrants that she knows. She grew up in Limbe, Cameroon before immigrating the the U.S. in 1998. She holds a B.S. from Rutgers University and an M.A. from Columbia University. She lives in New York City. A book signing immediately following her talk. 
 
For more information on this speaker, visit http://www.imbolombue.com.

For additional information or special accommodations, please contact the office of the provost at 937-229-2245.

Contact Information:

Name:  UD Speaker Series
Website:  http://www.go.udayton.edu/speakerseries
Phone:  937-229-2245