Wayétu Moore and Fowzia Karimi in Conversation
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Friday, November 6, 2020

Memoirist Wayétu Moore and novelist Fowzia Karimi write of war and immigration in their latest releases. Moore’s memoir The Dragons, the Giant, the Women tells of her escape from the First Liberian Civil War as a child and then of her years spent growing up as an immigrant in Texas. Above Us the Milky Way, Karimi’s beautifully illustrated and creatively structured debut novel, centers on a family forced to flee their conflict-ridden home. Join the authors as they discuss the similarities between their latest books, as well as the writing life.

Sponsored by ACC Creative Writing

  • Moderator: Jill Meyers
  • Format: This is a free, live, virtual event.
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Wayétu Moore, Fowzia Karimi, The Dragons, the Giant, the Women, Above Us the Milky Way


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