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Ethiopian Novelist and Booker Prize Finalist, Maaza Mengiste to Deliver 8th Annual Pluralism Lecture

Publication Date: May 2021

Ottawa, ON, May 11, 2021 – As societies worldwide grapple with racism and inequality rooted in the legacies of imperialism and colonization, award-winning author of The Shadow King, Ethiopian author, Maaza Mengiste, will deliver the 8th Annual Pluralism Lecture via livestream on May 19, 2021, addressing how to approach difficult history in ways that can promote belonging over division. Following the Lecture, she will be interviewed by CBC Ideas host and producer, Nahlah Ayed. The livestream can be viewed at: