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

author eventTuesday, July 25, 6:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

This event is full. Registration is closed.

Come meet Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jeffrey Gettleman as he shares his 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 for the NY Times. Recounting the twists of a long-distance courtship with his future wife and the dangers of documenting Somali pirates, war in Iraq and Western-backed rebels, Love, Africa has been lauded by Booklist as “an absolute must-read.” Gettleman will take questions following his reading, and copies of Love, Africa will be available to purchase courtesy of Bookends & Beginnings.

Jeffrey Gettleman has served as the NY Times’ East Africa bureau chief for the past decade. He has appeared as a foreign affairs commentator on the BBC, CNN, and NPR and has written for Foreign Policy, New Republic, and GQ. An Evanston native, he lives in Nairobi, Kenya, with his wife and two boys.



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