Chris Abani

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book.jpg In GraceLand (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a teenage Elvis-impersonator in Lagos, Nigeria lives in poverty as he pursues an American pop-culture dream of success. In this conversation, author Chris Abani, a Nigerian who lives in America, explores how his hero learns to turn to his African culture for hope and sustenance.

Read an excerpt from GraceLand.

Credits

Host:
Michael Silverblatt