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At Home with Literati: Peace Adzo Medie & Kaitlyn Greenidge

We're pleased to welcome Peace Adzo Medie in support of His Only Wife, part of our At Home with Literati series of virtual events. She'll be in conversation with Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman.

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About the book: His Only Wife is a witty, smart, and moving debut novel about a brave young woman traversing the minefield of modern life with its taboos and injustices, living in a world of men who want their wives to be beautiful, to be good cooks and mothers, to be women who respect their husbands and grant them forbearance. And in Afi, Peace Medie has created a delightfully spunky and relatable heroine who just may break all the rules.

Peace Adzo Medie is a Ghanaian writer and Senior Lecturer in Gender and International Politics at the University of Bristol in England. Prior to that she was a Research Fellow at the University of Ghana. She has published several short stories, and her book, Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence Against Women in Africa will be published by Oxford University Press in 2020. She is an award-winning scholar and has been awarded several fellowships. She holds a PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Geography from the University of Ghana. She was born in Liberia.

Kaitlyn Greenidge's debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman, was one of the New York Times Critics’ Top 10 Books of 2016 and a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times, and her writing has also appeared in VogueGlamour, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Greenidge lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her forthcoming novel Libertie will be published by Algonquin on March 30, 2021.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:00pm
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$25.95
ISBN: 9781616209155
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 1st, 2020

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ISBN: 9781616206444
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 31st, 2017