The next regular meeting of TransAfrica’s Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Foreign Policy Library Readers’ Corner will be held Sunday, May 5, 2013 2:30 to 4:30 PM, discussing the book Camwood at Crossroads, by Femi Euba (2001, Xlibris Press, 230 pp.).
Venue: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, Room 221, Washington, DC 20001-4531, (Nearest Metro Station: Gallery Place on the Red Line).
Camwood at Crossroads is now in stock at Teaching for Change Bookstore at Busboys and Poets (14 & V Streets, NW) and discounted 20%, both in the store and online. The current selection of TransAfrica’s Readers’ Corner will always be discounted at the bookstore from now on. In the bookstore, there is a pile on the table, with a sign indicating that it is the current selection of TransAfrica’s Readers' Corner - with the date and location of the meeting.
Publisher's Description: A philosophical novel about exploitation, in particular the evangelical factor. Olumofin, a Nigerian Attorney now living in the US, stands at the intersection of culture-crossings implicating the fate of his African identity within the American world, especially that of his intended intimacy with an African-American Creole. In an attempt to come to terms with the past, initiated by present criminal currents in the news media regarding the depraved religious practices of his estranged father, he unleashes, through shifting thought processes that crosses from Lagos to New Orleans, the demons of exploitation (humorous as well as tragic) that have defined his colonial upbringing and the cross-cultural paths of his future African-American in-laws.
Professor of Theatre and English at Louisiana State University. Practicing playwright, director, actor and a scholar, Femi Euba received an MFA in Playwriting and Dramatic Literature, and an MA in African-American Studies from Yale, and a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Ife in Nigeria. His plays include the award-winning The Gulf, The Eye of Gabriel and several radio plays for the BBC Radio. Although he began writing short stories at an early age, Camwood at Crossroads as his first novel unreservedly adds fiction to his literary output as a creative artist. (Source: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0033549050/default.aspx)