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April 2017

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library Laureates Benefit Gala

April 7, 2017
Main Library — 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, 100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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In Conversation with Daniel Handler

April 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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Book Tour: Women Authoring Change in the Community – Rainier Club

April 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Book Tour: Elliott Bay Books

April 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elliot Bay Books, 1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Co-presented with HEDGEBROOK. Besides helping to introduce a wonderful writer to readers here in the U.S. in the form of Nigeria-born San Francisco-based writer Sarah Ladipo Manyika, her delightful novel,Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, helps introduce readers here to the remarkable literary press that Cassava Republic Press is. Based first in Abuja, Nigeria, and now also in London, Cassava Republic is now beginning distribute their books actively into the U.S. What a gem to be doing…

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Book Tour: Busboys and Poets – D.C.

April 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC , DC 20009 United States
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Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim - Season of Crimson Blossoms and Sarah Ladipo Manyika - Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun Manyika grew up in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, and England. Host of OZY’s video series, Write, and the author of In Dependence, she currently teaches literature at San Francisco State University, and San Francisco is the setting for her bittersweet second novel. The story centers on the buoyant…

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May 2017


May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New York, NY 10024 United States
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The 19th-century symbol of modern city life was always a man. How do women on their own negotiate the city streets? From New York to Paris, Tokyo to Lagos, and Nairobi to San Francisco, three acclaimed writers discuss the perils and pleasures of navigating the city. With Lauren Elkin, Vivian Gornick, and Sarah Ladipo Manyika. Moderated by Joanna Scutts. This event is free, reservations available here >>  

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World Voices Festival

May 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Roulette, 509 ATLANTIC AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11217 United States
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FORBIDDEN: TOO MUCH IN LOVE Illicit love is the subject of these internationally celebrated authors who have dared to cross religious, cultural, and gender taboos.  With internationally celebrated authors Dorit Rabinyan  (Israel), Sarah Ladipo Manyika (Nigeria/Great Britain), Shani Mootoo (Trinidad/Canada), and Pajtim Statovci (Finland).

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Book Tour: Green Apple Books

May 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:30pm This event will be held at the Green Apple's 9th Ave. location. Sarah Ladipo Manyika in conversation with Vendela Vida about her new book, Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun.

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In Conversation with Carlos Watson @ MOAD

May 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MOAD, 685 Mission Street (at Third)
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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This event includes a wine reception and book signing Join us for an evening of conversation about Sarah Ladipo Manyika‘s delightful novel Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, comprised of memorable characters, the celebration of life’s sweet indulgences, and thoughtful examination of aging, all with witty and elegant prose. Shortlisted for the 2016 Goldsmith’s Prize, Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun expands the canon of contemporary African literature. Cost: $10 General | $5 Student/Senior | Free MoAD Members Purchase advanced tickets here

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Master Class: Using Performance to Explore Character’s Voice

May 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Board Room, 57 Post St. 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA United States
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How do you get characters to feel and sound real? One way is to stand up, put on their shoes, and move. And Sarah Ladipo Manyika knows whereof she speaks. The Nigerian-born author of both In Dependence (which is taught in schools in Nigeria and Zimbabwe) and the upcoming Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, has been praised by the likes of Karen Joy Fowler for creating “the most memorable characters you are likely to encounter on the page.” This…

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January 2018

Books Passage, Sausalito

January 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Stop by our Sausalito store for an informal reception to help celebrate the launch of the new Woman’s Literary Society and meet three great authors! The latest book by Joyce Maynard is The Best of Us: A Memoir. Sylvia Brownrigg’s latest book is Pages for Her. Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s books include Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun. The goal of the Women’s Literary Society is to create a literary community among Bay Area women with a series of salons, a newsletter, and special events.…

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February 2018

Berkeley Public Library Authors Dinner

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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