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ANNA BADKHEN - Walking With Abel

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 3:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413
Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594632488
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2015



Saturday, August 29 at 3PM

Journalist & Bestselling Author
speaking & signing
Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah

In Conversation with National Book Critics Circle Award Winner








Nomads, vagabonds, and all who wander gloriously across the globe, come assemble with tonight's author as she takes us on a journey across the Sahel desert with the Fulani, a group of nomads with ancient roots. On this annual pilgrimage the Fulani play music, tell tales of herders and hustlers, griots and holy men, and myths they tell themselves to ground their past. Join us this evening for this remarkable and memorable adventure!


Anna Badkhen has written about wars on four continents, including the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Chechnya. Her reporting has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Guernica, and other publications. She is the author of Afghanistan by Donkey, Waiting for the Taliban, Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories, and The World Is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village. Her latest book, Walking with Abel, is forthcoming from Riverhead in Summer 2015.


Ben Fountain has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writers Award, an O.Henry Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and two Texas Institute of Letters Short Story Awards, among other honors and awards. His fiction has been published in Harper's, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Stories from the South: The Year's Best, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times and The New York Times Sunday Magazine, among other publications. His reportage on post-earthquake Haiti was nationally broadcast on the radio show This American Life. He and his family live in Dallas, Texas.

Thank you for supporting Anna Badkhen, Ben Fountain and your local independent bookstore!