Litquake & MoAD present | Tope Folarin: A Particular Kind of Black Man

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October 16, 2019

Litquake & MoAD present | Tope Folarin: A Particular Kind of Black Man

Museum of the African Diaspora

Caine Prize recipient Tope Folarin reads from and discusses his debut novel, A Particular Kind of Black Man, which follows Tunde Akinola, a child of Nigerian immigrants for whom small-town Utah has never felt like home. His ever-optimistic father clings to his American dream, while Tunde’s mother, lonely in Utah without family and friends, sinks deeper into schizophrenia, and after a harrowing episode that lands them in a homeless shelter, she flees to Nigeria. A beautiful and poignant exploration of the meaning of memory, manhood, home, and identity, as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American. In conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika.