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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Taiye Selasi at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival: March 23rd 2014

The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival (formerly The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival) is an annual literary festival where you can meet and listen to authors and public figures in ... well, Oxford. 

This year it's happening March 22 - 30 and already the line up includes the Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series and more. They also have scheduled an India day and an Italian day.

As the title of the post states, Taiye Selasi will also be there. Her talk is scheduled for 10am on Sunday 23rd March at Bodleian: Divinity School.

Selected as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Writers in 2013, Taiye Selasi's debut novel Ghana Must Go a story about the Sais - a broken family - was selected as one of the best books of 2013 by the Wall Street Journal and The Economist. In 2005, her text on Afropolitans', Bye-Bye, Babar was published in The Lip Magazine. She has also written two short stories, The Sex Lives of African Girls, which was published in Granta in 2011 and appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012 and Driver - also in Granta.

It's a good thing the beau lives in Oxford. Now I'm just going to have to convince him to see Taiye Selasi at 10 am on a Sunday. Wish me luck!!! Also must remember 1) to bring my copy of Ghana Must Go, 2) not be too shy to ask her to sign it if the opportunity arises, 3) get said beau to do it as most certainly I will be too nervous to approach her. 





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