Author Event: “Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, & Survival”

July 12, 2017

author eventEvanston native Jeffrey Gettleman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has served as the NY Times’ East Africa bureau chief for the past decade, and on Tuesday, July 25 he’ll visit EPL to discuss his excellent new book Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival. Passionate, eye-opening, and sometimes horrifying, Gettleman’s debut details how he found both love and a calling while reporting from Uganda, Sudan, Congo, and Kenya. Recounting the dangers of documenting Somali pirates, war in Iraq and Western-backed rebels along with the twists of a long-distance courtship with his future wife, Love, Africa has been lauded by Booklist as “an absolute must-read.” Make sure to register to guarantee your seat at this special author event, and in the meantime, don’t miss this great clip of Gettleman discussing his motivation for writing Love, Africa. See you July 25!

 

 

 

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