PEN World Voices Festival | NYC May 4-10, 2015
 

FEATURING

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Teju Cole, Edwidge Danticat, Mona Eltahawy, Richard Flanagan, Aminatta Forna, Yahya Hassan, Rachel Kushner, Alain Mabanckou, Achille Mbembe, Michael Ondaatje, Tracy K. Smith, Tom Stoppard, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Binyavanga Wainaina
 
QUEER FUTURES
PRAYER & MEDITATION
MEMOIR & MEMORY
REALITY ARGUMENTED
IN AND OUT OF AFRICA
WRITING GENDER
 

SPOTLIGHT EVENTS

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ABOUT PEN World voices festival

On Africa
Celebrate the transformative power of the written word as 100 writers from 30 countries gather in New York for the 11th Annual PEN World Voices of International Literature. This year's program, co-curated by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, takes you beyond the news by providing a rare chance to hear voices and perspectives from contemporary Africa and its diaspora. Join in a wide range of debates, readings, workshops, and performances in venues from Lower Manhattan and Harlem to Brooklyn and the Bronx, and engage with emerging and established international authors in new and profound ways.
 
 

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"The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie