Fort Greene Store:
Thursday, June 20, 7:30 PM
Helon Habila presents Travelers
In conversation with Lila Azam Zanganeh
Part of the Immigrant Writing Series
As part of Greenlight’s Immigrant Writing Series and in recognition of World Refugee Day on June 20, Helon Habila presents his newest novel, a startlingly imaginative exploration of the African diaspora in Europe by one of our most acclaimed international writers. Travelers explores the plight of migrant refugees through the eyes of a Nigerian-American scholar in Berlin, thrown into contact with a community of African immigrants and refugees whose lives previously seemed distant from his own, but to which he is increasingly drawn. The walls between his privileged, secure existence and the stories of these other Africans on the move soon crumble, and his sense of identity begins to dissolve as he finds that he can no longer separate himself from others’ horrors, or from Africa. Joining Habila to discuss this novel and the migrant experience is Lila Azam Zanganeh, author of The Enchanter and the forthcoming Exuberance.