Back to All Events

Tope Folarin: A Particular Kind of Black Man

Particular Kind of Black Man.jpg

Join us as we welcome debut author Tope Folarin for his forthcoming novel A Particular Kind of Black Man

A stunning debut novel, from Rhodes Scholar and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Tope Folarin about a Nigerian family living in Utah and their uncomfortable assimilation to American life.

Living in small-town Utah has always been an uneasy fit for Tunde Akinola’s family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Though Tunde speaks English with a Midwestern accent, he can’t escape the children who rub his skin and ask why the black won’t come off. As he struggles to fit in and find his place in the world, he finds little solace from his parents who are grappling with their own issues.

This event is free and open for all to attend!

Earlier Event: September 17
Poetry Book Club
Later Event: September 21
H Street Festival