When: 1/26/2013, 6:30 p.m.
Where. DSN Library
Free admission, non-members welcome.
“Dragonflies seem so ephemeral yet somehow remain alive. The migration story of dragonflies describes the farthest migration that has ever taken place in the world. To write, I had to leave behind the place that inspired my stories.”
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was born in Kenya in 1968, lives in Nairobi, and is one of the leading voices of African literatures. She stepped into the literary spotlight with a thud in 2006 when she won the Caine Prize for African Writing.
In her latest novel, The Dragonfly Sea, we follow the young loner Ayaana who, during a trip to China, suddenly finds herself living justification for the rising influence of Chinese politics and financiers in East Africa. In the process, we experience the effects of globalization right into the individual life of a young woman.