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Conversation and Reading with Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

24th June, 5pm, Almedina Rato Bookshop

As part of the Representations of Home in Literatures and Cultures in English — (Dis)locations: The Shifting Thematics of Home International Conference, the organising committee would like to invite you attend the event "Conversation and Reading with Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor" on Saturday 24th June at 5pm, Almedina Rato (bookshop). 

The event will include a conversation with Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, readings from her novels Dust (2014) and The Dragonfly Sea (2019) and book signing. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Author Bionote

Author of the well-received Dust (Knopf, 2014), and the Dragonfly Sea (Knopf, 2019), Kenya-born Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor obtained a BA from the Kenyatta University, an  MA from the University of Reading, UK, and an MPhil (Creative Writing) from the University of Queensland, Brisbane.  From 2003 to 2005, she was the director of the Zanzibar International Film Festival. Her story, “The Weight of Whispers”, earned her the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2003. Her other works are to be found in different publications, including National Geographic.  For her artistic achievements, Owuor, in 2016 was awarded the (Kenya) Head of State Commendation. She is currently working on her next novel.

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