Caleb Azumah Nelson: Small Worlds

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Caleb Azumah Nelson: Small Worlds

By TPLCulture

British-Ghanaian writer and "National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Honoree", Caleb Azumah Nelson, talks about his highly anticipated new novel, Small Worlds. Set over the course of three summers from London to Ghana and back again, Small Worlds follows a teenage Stephen as he is faced with life’s biggest decisions and challenges.

The one thing that can solve Stephen’s problems is dancing to the music at Church, in basements with friends, and at home, alone, to his father’s records, uncovering parts of a man he has never truly known. But what becomes of him when the music fades? How will he find space for himself: a place where he can feel beautiful, a place he might feel free? Small Worlds is an exhilarating and expansive novel about fathers and sons, faith and friendship, and love in all of its forms.

Caleb Azumah Nelson talks to poet and performer David Delisca about Small Worlds — the worlds we build for ourselves, the worlds we live, dance and love within.

About this event’s guests: Caleb Azumah Nelson David Delisca

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Small Worlds
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This event is part of our signature Salon Series, where we host local and international authors, artists and thinkers in conversation about their new books and big ideas.

It is also part of our Black History series, generously supported by TD Bank Group, through the TD Ready Commitment.

Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email [email protected]

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