February 5, 2019

Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi was a National Book Award finalist for her first novel, American Street (2017), the story of a Haitian girl’s immigration experience, and her new life in an American city. The Chicago Tribune called it "a stunning, richly textured debut novel."

Her widely-acclaimed new novel, Pride (2018), is an Afro-Latino retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, set in the Bushwick neighborhood of modern-day Brooklyn.

Poet, visual artist and educator D.Colin introduced Zoboi at the event.

Special thank you to Robert Cooper Jr., who provided the photograph

NYS Writers Institute

Science Library 320

University at Albany

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

(518) 442-5620

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