A Conversation and Book-Signing with
Award-Winning Writer and Son of Americans who emigrated to Canada,
discussing his latest novel, THE ILLEGAL
Recommended by “Essence Magazine”
“A Black History Month Event of Medgar Evers College, CUNY”
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016 • 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Ave., corner of Crown St. • Brooklyn, NY 11225
Moderator: Dr. John Flateau, Professor, Dept. of Public Administration and
Director, US Census Information Center, School Of Business, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Sponsors Reception, Art Gallery, 4:00-5:00pm: Book Signing, Photos, Light Refreshments
RSVP on the form or at: 2020Census@mec.cuny.edu; or contact 718-270-5111.
Lawrence Hill is the Commonwealth Award-winning author of Someone Knows My Name, republished as the Book of Negroes and subject of the BET Television Mini-series. Published in the USA by WW Norton & Co., The Illegal is Hill’s fourth novel and his tenth book. He was awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal from Queen Elizabeth, II. He has received five Honorary Doctorates; and in 2015, “The Order of Canada”. He is an award-winning journalist with an MA degree in Writing from The Johns Hopkins University.
The Illegal is about an elite marathoner who flees violence in his homeland to take up residence as a stateless man in a country entirely hostile to refugees. Soon, the would-be Olympian is running for his life…
www.lawrencehill.com • www.facebook.com/LawrenceHillAuthor/
CO-SPONSORS: Community Council For Medgar Evers College, Inc. – Center For Black Literature – Center For Law & Social Justice – MEC Society for Public Admin. – Nat’l Association of University Women-Bklyn Branch – School Of Business – Dept. of Public Administration – U.S. Census Information Center – DuBois Bunche Center For Public Policy – (List In-Formation).