September 18, 2018 7:30 pm
In She Would Be King, Wayétu Moore reimagines the dramatic story of the formation of Liberia through the eyes of three unforgettable characters, hailing from different corners of the African diaspora, each with mysterious powers. A spectacular blend of history and magical realism, She Would Be King is a novel of profound depth set against a rich, unexpected canvas. Moore illuminates with radiant prose the tumultuous roots of a unique African country—one whose history is inextricably bound to the United States. Garnering comparisons to Yann Martel, Markus Zusak, and Paulo Coelho, She Would Be King succeeds in “melding the magical and the mythic and forging something urgently of our moment” (Alexandra Kleeman). Moore reads and discusses her novel at Greenlight.
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