Live via Zoom:
Thursday, May 7, 7:30 PM
Ishmael Beah presents Little Family
In conversation with Alexis Okeowo
From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah, comes a powerful novel about young people living at the margins of society, struggling to replace the homes they have lost with the one they have created together. Hidden away from a harsh outside world, five young people have improvised a home in an abandoned airplane, a relic of their country’s tumultuous past. When bookworm Elimane makes himself of service to the shadowy William Handkerchief, it seems as if the little family may be able to keep the world at bay and their household intact. But when Khoudi, who has always looked out for the younger children, comes under the spell of the “beautiful people”—the fortunate sons and daughters of the elite—the desire to resume an interrupted coming of age and follow her own destiny proves impossible to resist. A profound and tender portrayal of the connections we forge to survive the fate we’re dealt, Little Family marks the further blossoming of a unique global voice. Beah present his astounding new novel in (virtual) conversation with Alexis Okeowo, author of A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa.