Visiting Writers Series: Sarah Ladipo Manyika
April 6, 2018
UMass Amherst Campus
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 ozy.com.