On Tuesday, July 8, the Africa Diaspora Committee will host novelist Jacinda Townsend, author of St. Monkey.
About Jacinda Townsend:
Jacinda Townsend's debut novel, Saint Monkey (W.W. Norton), follows two girls in 1950's Kentucky as they are raised in hardship, separated by fortune, and reunited through tragedy. The New York Times says, "What's impressive about this first novel — apart from the startling music of its language — is Ms. Townsend’s willingness to steep her characters in heartache without relief." Flavorwire says, "Townsend is a fine writer who comes out swinging with this first book, and gives us one of the best debuts of the year so far. Library Journal, in a starred review, calls her "one to watch." Jacinda Townsend, a native of Southcentral Kentucky, is a graduate of Harvard University, Duke Law School, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. A former Fulbright fellow to Côte d’Ivoire, she has also published nonfiction and short fiction in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She teaches at Indiana University and lives in Bloomington with two beautiful children.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Loop Campus, Daley 1451
6 to 7 p.m.
Please RSVP to: SNLAfricaDiaspora@depaul.edu.
There is a suggested donation for the event: aluminum pop-can tabs for Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe’s organization in Kenya, Sewing Hope. Last year Sr. Rosemary received an honorary doctorate in Kenya from SNL. She has also been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and a CNN Hero.