Visiting Writers Series: Sarah Ladipo Manyika

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April 6, 2018
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Barbara McGlynn

Novelist and essayist Sarah Ladipo Manyika was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France and England.

She has a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Her second novel, Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun (2016), has been described as "gorgeous and finely crafted…. [It] shows ordinary people at their best."

Noting the paucity of stories about older women who have lived colorful lives, especially African women, Manyika says, “When I cannot find stories that I’d like to read, I try writing them for myself.” She is currently books editor at

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