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Events » September 2019 » Jaime Manrique — Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, New York

Jaime Manrique — Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, New York

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“Love and Myth”: What drives the human impulse to create myths, and what can these stories tell us about the enduring power of love? Here, literary heavyweights Chigozie Obioma (An Orchestra of Minorities), Jaime Manrique (Like This Afternoon Forever), and Edwidge Danticat (Everything Inside) explore the mythology of love as it traverses borders and cultures. Whether exploring forbidden romance between two Catholic priests in Colombia, a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything for love, or the ways in which the power of love can confront the horrors of war and displacement, these writers reveal the fundamental truths behind the myths we create for ourselves, and the role of love in writing humanity’s story. The program will include short readings and a discussion moderated by Tiphanie Yanique (Wife), followed by an audience Q&A.



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