Speak No Evil: From Manuscript to Marketplace: Uzodinma Iweala in Conversation with Jennifer Barth

Event date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

On Wednesday, December 12th Oblong will host Uzodinma Iweala and Jennifer Barth.

Uzodinma Iweala is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and medical doctor. He is the CEO of The Africa Center in New York, promoting a new narrative about Africa and its diaspora through a focus on culture, policy, and business. Uzodinma is the Co-Founder of Ventures Africa magazine, a publication that covers business, policy, culture, and innovation spaces in Africa. He has written three books: Beasts of No Nation (2005), a novel also adapted into a major motion picture; Our Kind of People (2012), a nonfiction account of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria; and Speak No Evil (2018), a novel about Washington, D.C. Instagram: @uiweala.

A graduate of Yale University, Jennifer Barth has worked in publishing for thirty years, ten of which have been spent at Harper as a Vice President and Executive Editor. She edits both fiction and nonfiction; her authors include Michael Chabon, Tessa Hadley, Uzodinma Iweala, Mary Karr, Armistead Maupin, Caitlin Moran, Peggy Orenstein, and Jacqueline Winspear, among many others. She lives in Manhattan with her husband; they have a son and a daughter. Jennifer serves on the advisory board of the Bronx Academy of Letters.

The Authors Guild is the nation's professional organization for writers, aiding and protecting author's interest in copyright, fair contracts, and free expression since 1912.

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Beasts of No Nation: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060798680
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - August 15th, 2006

Our Kind of People: A Continent's Challenge, A Country's Hope Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061284915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - July 9th, 2013