Author Conversation: Sarah Ladipo Manyika & Chris Abani

Morayo Da Silva, a cosmopolitan Nigerian woman, lives in San Francisco. Almost seventy-five, she has a zest for life and enjoys road trips in her vintage Porsche. But when Morayo has an accident, crushing her independence, she is prompted to reassess her relationships and recollect her past life and loves.


Sarah Ladipo Manyika teaches literature at San Francisco State University. Her first novel, In Dependence, has sold more than 1.5 million copies in Nigeria. Sarah sits on the boards of Hedgebrook and San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora and was the chair of judges for the Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2015.


For this event, Sarah will be joined by Chris Abani. Chris Abani is the acclaimed author of GraceLand and The Virgin of Flames, among other books. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Hemingway/PEN Prize, the PEN Beyond the Margins Award, the Hurston/Wright Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, among many honors. Born in Nigeria, he is currently a Board of Trustees professor of English at Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun By Sarah Ladipo Manyika Cover Image
ISBN: 9781911115045
Published: Cassava Republic Press - April 11th, 2017