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City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located in our neighborhood at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view all of the events that are scheduled, or to register for any of the events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Imbolo Mbue: Live Reading & Conversation
Wednesday, March 24 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Growing up in Limbe, Cameroon, a seaside town with an oil refinery, Imbolo Mbue witnessed firsthand life under a dictatorship, and was fascinated by the people who rose up against corporate greed and systems of injustice. Profoundly moving, How Beautiful We Were delivers the same storytelling mastery that brought her so many fans and such critical acclaim. The book is a masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghost of colonialism, comes up against one community’s determination to hold on to its ancestral land. Imbolo Mbue will discuss her creative process in a live conversation and audience Q&A.