Afia Atakora in a “Collective Conjuring” Chat about Her Debut Novel via Webinar (5/3)
CONJURE WOMEN, recently named the Barnes & Noble Book Club April Pick, is a sweeping debut novel that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Though her extensive research from primary sources including first-person accounts, diaries, autobiographies recounted through amanuenses, and discussions with midwives and doctors, Atakora imbues her book with historical truths—with powerful results.
Atakora has been a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers as well as a nominee for a Pushcart Prize. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she also has an MFA from Columbia University where she was a recipient of the De Alba Fellowship.
Afia Atakora photo: © Edwin Tse
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