Eso Won Books presents a discussion and book signing with Chris Abani.
Advance Praise for The Virgin of Flames:
"Chris Abani reveals Los Angeles as we have never seen it before—magical and crumbling, a place of deserted rooftop oases and intersections where new identities are bought and sold. He has rewritten our American story and brought the world into our streets, our most private negotiations and confessions." -- Walter Mosley
A powerful, scary and beautiful novel. Abani is a force to be reckoned with, a world-class novelist and poet. -- Russell Banks
Chris Abani is a force of nature. In the world of letters he is a luminous shattering talent, and The Virgin of Flames is his strangest and wildest trip yet. I don't think there's ever been a protagonist quite like Black, or an LA quite like this one. -- Junot Diaz
Eso Won Bookstore, Los Angeles. 7pm
In conversation with Peter Orner
Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, SF. 7pm.
Barnes and Noble, Chelsea, New York. 7pm.
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eso Won Books
4331 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Cost: Event is open to the public
Ewo Won Books Tel: 323-290-1048
Sponsor(s): Eso Won Books. Information about non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.