An Evening with Samuel Kọ́láwọlé: The Road to the Salt Sea

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  • Presented By: Midtown Scholar Bookstore Café
  • Dates: July 2, 2024
  • Location: Midtown Scholar Bookstore Café
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free

The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is thrilled to welcome debut author Samuel Kọ́láwọlé to Harrisburg for a conversation and signing on his novel, The Road to the Salt Sea.

As wrenching and luminous as Omar El Akkad’s What Strange Paradise and Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West, a searing exploration of the global migration crisis that moves from Nigeria to Libya to Italy, from an exciting new literary voice. Suspenseful, incisive, and illuminating, The Road to the Salt Sea is a story of family, fate, religion, survival, the failures of the Nigerian class system, and what often happens to those who seek their fortunes elsewhere.

Samuel Kọláwọlé was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria. He has received numerous residencies and fellowships, and has been a finalist for the Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize, shortlisted for UK’s The First Novel Prize, and won an Editor-Writer Mentorship from the Word. He has taught creative writing in Africa, Sweden, and the United States, and currently teaches fiction writing as an Assistant Professor of English and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

This event is free and open to the public. To enter the signing line, books must be purchased from the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, or you may pre-order a copy of the book for pickup/shipment. Pre-ordered books may not be signed until after the event.