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Lorraine Hansberry Theater at MoAD presents BODIES by NoViolet Bulawayo

May 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Lorraine Hansberry Theater at MoAD presents BODIES by NoViolet Bulawayo

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“Bodies” by Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo is set in Oakland, CA, against a backdrop of black deaths as a result of excessive use of force by the American police. The play is a meditation on the private/unwitnessed — what goes on in people’s homes as they try to cope, and live their lives at a time when black life is particularly fragile. The reading will be followed by a discussion with the audience and a conversation between NoViolet Bulawayo and Sarah Ladipo Manyika.

NoViolet Bulawayo’s debut novel, We Need New Names, was recognized with the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Pen/Hemingway Award, the LA Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Etisalat Prize for Literature, and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, among others. NoViolet earned her MFA at Cornell University, and now teaches at Stanford University as a Jones Lecturer in Fiction. She lives in Oakland, California.


May 12, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
685 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 United States