Igoni Barrett, photo by Femke van Zeijl
Saturday 22 September 2018 ore 19:00 - ore 20:30

Authors at MAXXI. How to write about Africa.A. Igoni Barrett

Event is part of YAP FEST 2018
MAXXI Auditorium – free entry until full capacity
myMAXXI cardholders can make reservations by writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it, by the day before the event (10 places available)
curated by Maria Ida Gaeta and Isabella Ferretti

A large continent read through the words of its authors

A cycle of events at which to meet authors that, despite their different origins and destinations, biographies and talents, share the extraordinary ability to use their books to describe Africa and its complex diaspora’s infinite nuances.

In a new event in the cycle, we meet Nigerian author A. Igoni Barrett, a member of the Chinua Achebe Center and the Norman Mailer Center, amongst others. With his collection of short stories,Love Is Power, Or Something Like That and his first novel, Blackass, he has made a place for himself on the contemporary Nigerian literary scene alongside Teju Cole, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Helon Habila.

A. Igoni Barrett author
Edoardo Albinati author

Moderated by
Maria Ida Gaeta Director, Casa delle Letterature and Festival Internazionale Letterature

In collaboration with the Municipality of Rome, Rome Libraries, the Massenzio Literature Festival and 66thand2nd

other events of the Estate al MAXXI 2018 cycle