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11:00 am

Behold, America: America First and the American Dream

August 28 at 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Lighthouse Bookshop, 43-45 West Nicolson Street
Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian EH8 9DB United Kingdom

The 'American Dream' and 'America First' are two of the most loaded phrases in America today, and also two of the most misunderstood. Celebrated critic and professor of American Literature, Sarah Churchwell tackles the thorny topic of American identity in her enthralling new book Behold, America. Churchwell joins us to explore US political history and …

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1:00 pm

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀: Myth, Medicine and Motherhood

August 28 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lighthouse Bookshop, 43-45 West Nicolson Street
Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian EH8 9DB United Kingdom

Nigeria, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s debut is the heartbreaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a marriage and a family; a powerful and vivid story of what it means to love not wisely but too well. Shortlisted for the Baileys & Wellcome Book Prizes, Stay With Me was one of the great …

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