Café Culture North East presents "Human Fragility from Ebola to Covid":
Véronique Tadjo in conversation with Chiara Ricciardone
In her newly translated novel, "In the Company of Men: The Ebola Tales", the acclaimed novelist, poet and artist Véronique Tadjo draws on real accounts of the Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa to create a poignant, timely fable that reflects on both the strength and the fragility of life and humanity’s place in the world.
Acutely relevant to our times in light of the coronavirus pandemic, "In the Company of Men" explores critical questions about how we cope with a global crisis and how we can combat fear and prejudice. Véronique Tadjo will be in conversation with writer Chiara Ricciardone.
Véronique Tadjo is a writer, academic, artist and author. Born in Paris, she grew up in Abidjan (Côte d´Ivoire) where she attended local schools. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of Abidjan and a doctorate from the Sorbonne, Paris IV, in African American Literature and Civilization. In 1983, she went to Howard University in Washington, D.C. on a Fulbright research scholarship. Her latest novel, In the Company of Men: The Ebola Tales, was published this year by Hope Road.
Chiara Ricciardone is a writer and political philosopher currently based at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College. She holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley and co-founded the Activist Graduate School. She is also U.S. Commissioning Editor for this journal. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, two young kids, and one expressive cat.
chiararicciardone.net / @becomingChiara
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