• Washington Black by Esi Edugyan / Book Presentation

  • Mi, 11.09.2019 ab 19:00 Uhr
  • Amerikahaus München
    Barer Straße 19 a
    80333 Munich
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan / Book Presentation - Amerikahaus München - München

BOOK PRESENTATIONFREE ADMISSIONPlease register.https://tinyurl.com/EsiEdugyan__________________________Eleven-year-old George Washington Black—or Wash—a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as the manservant of his master’s brother. To his surprise, however, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning, and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human._______________________ESI EDUGYAN is author of the novels "The Second Life of Samuel Tyne" and "Half-Blood Blues", which won the "Scotiabank Giller Prize" and was a finalist for the "Man Booker Prize", the "Governor General’s Literary Award", the "Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize" and the "Orange Prize". She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.MODERATION: Dr. Nadine Klopfer, Amerika-Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität_______________________ORGANIZERS: Eichborn Verlag, Stiftung Bayerisches AmerikahausWith kind support of CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS __________________________NOTICE OF FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHYPhotography, audio, and video recording may occur at any Amerikahaus events. By entering the event premises, you consent to being photographed and/or recorded (both audio and video) and to having your image released, published, exhibited or reproduced for promotional purposes, news, our publications, press, and inclusion on our website and social media.(Photo: Esi Edugyan © Tamara Poppitt of Poppy Photography)