Don’t miss this conversation between City of Ottawa Book Award winner Kagiso Lesego Molope and two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan. Esi's latest book, Out of the Sun: On Race and Storytelling , is an insightful exploration and moving meditation on identity, art, and belonging from one of the most celebrated writers of the last decade.
What happens when we begin to consider stories at the margins, when we grant them centrality? How does that complicate our certainties about who we are, as individuals, as nations, as human beings? Through the lens of visual art, literature, film, and the author’s lived experience, Out of the Sun examines Black histories in art, offering new perspectives to challenge us.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Victoria, Esi Edugyan was raised in Calgary, Alberta. She is the author of Half-Blood Blues, Dreaming of Elsewhere, and Washington Black, which was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust, and Man Booker Prizes, and won the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Register for a Zoom link. This event is also streamed live on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1fxrC0-60g
Offered by Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival.