Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thursday: Trio

Thursday October 4:
Barnes and Noble Booksellers at Fashion Island hosts Frank Wilderson, reading from his new book: Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid.

South End Press, his publisher, descibes the book this way:

In 1995, a South African journalist informed Frank Wilderson, one of only two Black American members of the African National Congress (ANC), that President Nelson Mandela considered him “a threat to national security.” Wilderson was asked to comment. Incognegro is that “comment.” It is also his response to a question posed five years later by a student in a California university classroom: “How come you came back?”

A literary tour de force sure to spark fierce debate in both America and South Africa, Incognegro retells a story most Americans assume we already know, with a sometimes awful, but ultimately essential clarity about global politics and our own lives.

The reading starts at 11:00 AM.

Later that day, across the county in Santa Ana, Libreria Martinez presents Victor Villasenor, author of the classic, Rain of Gold, reading from his new novel, Crazy Loco Love. 7 PM. Libreria Martinez is located at 1100 N. Main Street.

Finally, Gustavo-palooza continues as Gustavo Arellano appears at Borders in Mission Viejo, 25222 El Paseo at 7 PM to read from his new book, Orange County: a Personal History.

All these readings are free and open to the public.

So, go.

*Coming up next week: the magnificent Sandra Cisneros at Libreria Martinez on Wednesday October 8 at 7 PM.

Make your plans now.

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