Zito Madu: The Minotaur at Calle Lanza

Friday, May 3, 2024 - 6:30pm

Literati is thrilled to welcome Zito Madu in celebration of his debut, The Minotaur at Calle Lanza

About The Book: In the fall of 2020, as the pandemic raged around the globe, Zito Madu traveled to Venice for a writing fellowship. There, he found a deserted, silent, but still beautiful city, "one of those extraordinarily strange places in the world." As he details his walks through a haunted landscape, we learn about his family's immigration from Nigeria to Detroit, his troubled relationship with his father, his meditations on race and otherness, the small joys of daily life and solitude, and his own rage and regret. With nods to Calvino and Borges, and reminiscent of Teju Cole, The Minotaur at Calle Lanza is an unforgettable travel memoir about the mysterious transformations that may lurk inside us all.

Zito Madu was born in Nigeria and moved to the United States in 1998. He grew up in Detroit and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. His writing has been published in many publications, including Plough QuarterlyVictory JournalGQ Magazine, the New Republic, and the Nation.

Event address: 
124 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
The Minotaur at Calle Lanza By Zito Madu Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953368669
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Belt Publishing - April 2nd, 2024