Dec 3, 2023, 10:45 am12:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, Community Room , 65 Witherspoon Street , Princeton , NJ 08542, United States


Event Description
Mihret Sibhat is joined by Wendy Belcher, professor of African literature, to discuss her novel, "The History of a Difficult Child."

Sibhat was born and raised in a small town in western Ethiopia before moving to California when she was seventeen. A graduate of California State University, Northridge, and the University of Minnesota’s MFA program, she was a 2019 A Public Space Fellow and a 2019 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grantee.

Belcher works at the intersection of diaspora, postcolonial, medieval, and early modern studies, she has a special interest in the literatures of Ethiopia and Ghana and is working to bring attention to early African literature (written between 1300 and 1900), particularly that in African languages, through her research and translation.