| March 10, 2023

#AWP23 Storytelling for Change, Sponsored by Literary Arts & The Lyceum Agency

A conversation on storytelling, environmental racism, and activism. Set in a fictional African village being polluted by an oil company, Mbue's latest novel confronts environmental devastation, corporate colonialism, and activism. Laymon's multigenerational roots in Mississippi have led him to consider climate justice and the ways that extractive agriculture, corporate interests, and the legacy of slavery impact communities of color in the U.S.

Published Date: July 13, 2023