Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria, where she attended medical school for two years at the University of Nigeria before coming to the United States. An O. Henry Prize winner, Adichie was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing. She now divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
“We do not usually associate wisdom with beginners, but here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers.” – Chinua Achebe
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October 17 to 19
The Silicon Valley African Film Festival
at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, CA
will be screened followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
About the film:
In rural Ethiopia, a few hours outside of Addis Ababa, men on horseback, following local tradition, kidnap 14-year-old Hirut in a bid to force her to marry another villager. Her attempt to free herself from a preordained future sets off a legal firestorm in this powerful drama inspired by a true story that pits the law against an entrenched cultural mindset. Hirut's only hope of escaping a dark fate comes in the form of Meaza, a confident young lawyer from the city and an advocate for women's rights. Read more............
Zeresenay Mehari and Mehret Mandefro will also participate in an intimate artist talk in which they will discuss the making of Difret and the production challenges of shooting in Ethiopia, among other subjects.
This event is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, visit sffs.org.
Join Litquake and the Museum of the African Diaspora for a sure-to-be fascinating conversation between Nigerian author Chinelo Okparanta and Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo. As transnational writers who both emigrated to the United States in their youth, Okparanta and Bulawayo interrogate the meaning of home and writing across continents as they redefine diaspora literature for a new generation. Read more.........