Sat, 03 Feb|
Shelf Interest: Drinking from Graveyard Wells book chat - Members Only
A space to discuss and dissect "Drinking from Graveyard Wells" by Yvette Lisa Ndlovu.
Time & Location
03 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 11:30
About the event
Join us to for our virtual discussion of "Drinking from Graveyard Wells" by Yvette Lisa Ndlovu.
About the book:
Yvette Lisa Ndlovu is a Zimbabwean sarungano. Her debut short story collection Drinking from Graveyard Wells (University Press of Kentucky) won the Cornell University 2023 Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing and was shortlisted for the Ursula Le Guin Prize for Fiction. Her novel manuscript-in-progress was selected by George R.R. Martin for the Worldbuilder Scholarship. She earned her BA at Cornell University and her MFA at UMass Amherst. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the Tin House Workshop, Bread Loaf Writers Workshop, and the New York State Summer Writers Institute. She is the Newhouse Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Wellesley College and has taught at UMass Amherst, Clarion West online, and the Juniper Institute for Young Writers. She is the co-founder of the Voodoonauts Summer Fellowship for Black SFF writers. Her work has been anthologized in the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction 2021 and the NAACP-award nominated Africa Risen (Tor). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Columbia Journal, F&SF, Tor.com, Lightspeed, FANTASY Magazine, and Fiyah Literary Magazine for Black Speculative Fiction. She is currently at work on a novel.
About the author:
Drinking from Graveyard Wells (University Press of Kentucky, 2023) is a genre-bending short story collection about the impossible & magical lives of African women. With themes such as the heartbreak, joy, pain and the supernatural - the mysteries and voices from beyond the realm of the living are heard. Ndlovu incorporates the mystic, superstition and history from all over the African Diaspora to challenge the patriarchy and give a voice to African women throughout time.
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