Two Afro-American authors, Colson Whitehead and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, will be the guests at BorderKitchen on Wednesday, 11 September. They will be interviewed about their work and novels.
Colson Whitehead is a prime stylist – one of those authors who make you forget there is a master at work, simply for his captivating storytelling skills. His latest novel is called The Nickel Boys, plunging deep into Jim Crow-era Florida. It is a book about the civil rights movement, sadistic boarding school teachers, and above all, about growing up with 1 hand tied behind your back.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah has published Friday Black, his first-ever collection of short stories set in a dystopian future. Nana broaches many controversial subjects of contemporary Afro-American society: racism, police violence, high school shootings, alternately dissecting his subject matter or chopping it up, but mostly letting his readers figure out for themselves what on earth they think and feel about all this.
The authors will be interviewed in English by Nancy Jouwe.
Tickets for the event cost € 10.00 and can be reserved through the Ticketshop of BorderKitchen.
What is BorderKitchen?
BorderKitchen is an initiative brought to you by the same organisation behind the annual Crossing Border Festival. BorderKitchen invites internationally acclaimed authors to present their latest literary works in an interview setting. Many of the presentations are given in English, making this regular event suitable for international audiences.