Tope Folarin - A Particular Kind of Black Man — in conversation with Helene Cooper

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

An award-winning D.C.-based Nigerian-American writer, Folarin has been a Rhodes Scholar and was recently named to the Africa 39 list of the most promising African writers under 39. His first novel is the powerful coming-of age-story of Tunde Akinola, son of Nigerian-born parents struggling to make a new life in a small town in Utah. When the family eventually breaks under the strain, Tunde’s life becomes the search for a place where he can feel at home. Following his protagonist from his remarried father’s household to a Texas middle school and on to a historically black college, Folarin explores questions of identity and exile, manhood and meaning itself. Folarin will be in conversation with Helene Cooper, author of Madame President.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
A Particular Kind of Black Man: A Novel By Tope Folarin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501171819
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 6th, 2019

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