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Literary Reading with Doreen Baingana
November 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UNC Asheville’s English Department in partnership with the Global Studies Center, is pleased to host an event with Ugandan author Doreen Baingana. Join us on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 pm as she reads new works, including an excerpt published in The Georgia Review and another from her novel in progress published in Transition. The event will be held in the Whitman Room in Ramsey Library.
Doreen Baingana’s short-story collection, Tropical Fish (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005), won the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction and the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, Africa Region. Her other awards include a Miles Morland scholarship, a Rockefeller Bellagio residency, a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant, and three nominations for the Caine Prize. She has also published two children’s books as well as stories and essays in numerous journals, including The Georgia Review, AGNI, Callaloo, Glimmer Train, the Guardian, Kwani?, Ibua, and Evergreen Review. She has adapted her stories for the stage, and they have been performed in Uganda and Germany. She co-founded and runs the Mawazo Africa Writing Institute in Entebbe, Uganda.
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