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Ayesha Harruna Attah at Books & Books!

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

Ayesha Harruna Attah at Books & Books!

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*This event is free, but requires registration on Eventbrite. Books & Books honors those who take the time to register for tickets, in advance, and will be checking tickets at the door. First come, first served. Admission is guaranteed until 15 minutes before the start of the talk, at 7:45pm, when we open up any seating that is still available to everyone. Seats are NOT guaranteed.

 


Based on true events, a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in precolonial Ghana, told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates. 

Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that transforms her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father's court. These two women's lives converge as infighting among Wurche's people threatens the region, during the height of the slave trade at the end of the nineteenth century.

Through the experiences of Aminah and Wurche, The Hundred Wells of Salaga offers a remarkable view of slavery and how the scramble for Africa affected the lives of everyday people.

 

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About the Author:

Ayesha Harruna Attah grew up in Accra, Ghana and was educated at Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University, and New York University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times MagazineAsymptote Magazine, and the 2010 Caine Prize Writers' Anthology. Attah is an Instituto Sacatar Fellow and was awarded the 2016 Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship for nonfiction. She lives in Senegal.

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Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)


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