Jeffrey Colvin is the author of the acclaimed debut novel AFRICAVILLE, which chronicles the lives of three generations against the tumultuous events of the twentieth century from the Great Depression of the 1930s, through the social protests of the 1960s to the economic upheavals in the 1980s. As it explores notions of identity, passing, cross-racial relationships, the importance of place, and the meaning of home, the novel tells the larger story of the black experience in parts of Canada and the United States. Vibrant and lyrical, filled with colorful details, AFRICAVILLE is a landmark work from a sure-to-be major literary talent.
All speaker series events begin at 6:00 p.m. Speaker Series talks are free. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Gates open at 5:30. We will make every effort to seat everyone. In case of rain, the event will be held inside the library.