She Would Be King
- “Moore uses an accomplished, penetrating style—with clever swerves into fantasy—to build effective critiques of tribal misogyny, colonial abuse, and racism.”—Publishers Weekly
Moore’s intermingling of history and magical realism finds voice not just in these three characters but also in the fleeting spirit of the wind, who embodies an ancient wisdom. “If she was not a woman,” the wind says of Gbessa, “she would be king.” In this vibrant story of the African diaspora, Moore, a talented storyteller and a daring writer, illuminates with radiant and exacting prose the tumultuous roots of a country inextricably bound to the United States. She Would Be King is a novel of profound depth set against a vast canvas and a transcendent debut from a major new author.
Graywolf Literary Salon: Voices for Our Time
Join us for the Third Annual Graywolf Literary Salon
The 2018 Graywolf Literary Salon: Voices for Our Time will feature Jamel Brinkley (A Lucky Man), Tarfia Faizullah (Registers of Illuminated Villages), and Wayétu Moore (She Would Be King) in conversation with Graywolf Director and Publisher Fiona McCrae and Executive Editor Jeff Shotts. Music will be provided by the Davu Seru Trio.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
105 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
All proceeds support Graywolf Press, a nonprofit publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature. Reserve your place today!
- Bookmark Ticket $35
- Doors open at 7:00pm
- Includes valet parking, one free drink, and admission to the program
- Publisher Ticket $160
- Reception starts at 6:00pm
- Includes VIP reception with free drinks and delicious appetizers, valet parking, signed books by the featured authors, and admission to the program
- "Epic, beautiful, and magical, this astonishing first novel boldly announces the arrival of a remarkable novelist and storyteller.”—Edwidge Danticat
- “Lyrical, gripping, and throbbing with life in every word and sentence.”—Alexandra Kleeman
- “A powerful, compelling tale, told with poetry and fierce imagination.” —Maaza Mengiste
- “Wayétu Moore is an inspiration. . . This book is a gift.”—Imbolo Mbue