Acclaimed Canadian author to read; first novel by Kilanko part of the program – April 29 – Different Drummer

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  April 19, 2012  Frances Itani, a Canadian writer, celebrated internationally for her fiction, which includes the sublime Deafening and Remembering the Bones, will present Requiem, her acclaimed novel of the internment of a Japanese Canadian family in the war years and the lifelong effect of the injustices.  Requiem is a deeply humane work, artful in recreating the history and elevated by Frances’ soulful prose.

Frances Itani will read selections from her book "Requiem"

Yejide Kilanko, social worker, passionate advocate for the rights of children and superlative storyteller, introduces her first novel, Daughters Who Walk This Path, a vivid rendering of a young woman’s coming of age amid withering gender oppression and the violence and political tumult of modern Nigeria will also speak at A Different Drummer Bookstore reading on Sunday April 29th at 3:30 pm.

Admission is $5, refreshments will be served.  To reserve tickets, please contact us at (905) 639 0925 or  A Different Drummer Books is located at 513 Locust Street.

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