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Ghostroots by ‘Pemi Aguda

Lost City Bookstore
2467 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

A reading, Q&A, and signing to celebrate the release of Ghostroots by ‘Pemi Aguda, a collection of stories set in a hauntingly reimagined Lagos where characters vie for freedom from ancestral ties.

Praise for the book:

“‘In Ghostroots, the delightful speculative conceits of the stories are elegantly, even architecturally, balanced with the gorgeous fullness of human emotion, all the hunger and longing and fear and delight of being a human being in the world. A wonderful collection from a truly gifted writer.” -Lauren Groff, author of The Vaster Wilds

“Ghostroots is a big, strong river. Once you are caught in its currents, you flow with it no matter where it runs. And it runs through gorgeous and startling places.” -Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Good Night, Irene

“Ghostroots is a triumph. ‘Pemi Aguda’s strong storytelling skills give readers the gift of realistic characters and darkly imaginative stories that creep under your skin and stay buried there. . . . ’Pemi Aguda is now among my favorite authors.” -Tananarive Due, author of The Reformatory

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