Gary Geddes to speak on justice & healing in Africa TODAY

Posted on: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 2:22am

The Center for Canadian-American Studies invites you to a special presentation

Drink the Bitter Root:
a search for justice and healing in Africa
by  Gary Geddes

Monday, January 30, 2012
4:00 pm
Library Presentation Room
Wilson Library 164

  Gary Geddes will read from & discuss his book "Drink the Bitter Root: A writer's search for justice & healing in Africa, which is based on his trauma & human rights interviews with victims of violence in Rwanda, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Somaliland.

Geddes work is described as "a deeply textured journey without maps into the unexplored rifts of sub-Saharan Africa, the human experience, and the psyche."

John Manthorpe calls it "A splendid piece of work that brought back many memories, some I'd tried hard to bury, but also all the light & joy of Africa."

This event sponsored by
The Center for Canadian-American Studies

co-sponsored by
WWU Political Science Department, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, and
The Western Libraries

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