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Wed, 17 Jan


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Shelf Interest: Yvette Lisa Ndlovu Author Link-Up

Join us to discuss "Drinking from Graveyard Wells" with Yvette Lisa Ndlovu live on zoom!

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Shelf Interest: Yvette Lisa Ndlovu Author Link-Up
Shelf Interest: Yvette Lisa Ndlovu Author Link-Up

Time & Location

17 Jan 2024, 20:00 – 21:00 GMT

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About the event

Join us to interview Yvette Lisa Ndlovu about "Drinking From Graveyard Wells" - Shelf Interest Book Club's Book Focus for the month of January.

From 8pm-9pm Yvette Lisa Ndlovu will be live with us on zoom answering our questions on her critically acclaimed debut short story collection, with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions too! This is free for anyone to join!

About the Author

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,, Lightspeed, FANTASY Magazine, and Fiyah Literary Magazine for Black Speculative Fiction. She is currently at work on a novel.

About the book

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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  • Non-member ticket

    Non-members are welcome to sit in with us from 8-9pm GMT as we interview Yvette Lisa Ndlovu about her hit story collection!

  • Member Ticket

    Shelf Interest Book Club members are welcome from 8-9pm to join in to interview Yvette Lisa Ndlovu about her hit story collection!




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