African American Arts, Culture & Lifestyle



Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Tope Folarin: A Particular Kind of Black Man

October 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| $-0
Tope Folarin A Particular Kind of Black Man

Share this page:
Litquake & MoAD present | Tope Folarin: A Particular Kind of Black Man

Caine Prize recipient Tope Folarin reads from and discusses his debut novel, A Particular Kind of Black Man, which follows Tunde Akinola, a child of Nigerian immigrants for whom small-town Utah has never felt like home. His ever-optimistic father clings to his American dream, while Tunde’s mother, lonely in Utah without family and friends, sinks deeper into schizophrenia, and after a harrowing episode that lands them in a homeless shelter, she flees to Nigeria. A beautiful and poignant exploration of the meaning of memory, manhood, home, and identity, as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American. In conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika.

Tope Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington, DC. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013, and was shortlisted once again in 2016. He was also recently named to the Africa39 list of the most promising African writers under 39. He was educated at Morehouse College and the University of Oxford, where he earned two Masters degrees as a Rhodes Scholar.


October 16, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , , , , ,


Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
685 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 United States