The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with Villanova University’s 18th Annual Literary Festival presents the Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring author Asali Solomon, PhD today, Thursday April 14, at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library. Dr. Solomon, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers, will be giving a reading and talk.
Dr. Solomon is the author of the novel Disgruntled. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for her first book, a story collection entitled Get Down. The volume was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2007 she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Dr. Solomon teaches English at Haverford College. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons.
Dr. Solomon will be reading from Disgruntled today. This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of English, is free and open to the public.
To learn more about Dr. Solomon and her works, check out the resources below, selected by team leader of Humanities II, subject librarian for English, literature and theatre.
NPR Author Interview, “Novelist’s ‘Disgruntled’ Heroine Is Drawn From Her Own Childhood”
A 2012 reading by Dr. Solomon
Links curated by Sarah Wingo, team leader – Humanities II, subject librarian for English, literature and theatre.
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