Alexandra Fuller presents at Books for Lunch

 

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Drawing from her childhood growing up in apartheid-era Rhodesia, Alexandra Fuller recently shared stories of her life – a blend of joy, irreverence and ancient wisdom – with the Seven Hills community for Books for Lunch.

Fuller, a New York Times Notable Book award winner and author of the memoir “Leaving Before the Rains Come,” shared excerpts from her work and answered students’ questions.

Throughout her address, Fuller shared snippets from her life, including taking on oil companies in Wyoming for dangerous working conditions; sharing lessons learned from an alcoholic mother; learning true peace from her father; and never losing her love for her motherland, South Africa.

The writer concluded her two-day Cincinnati visit with a talk for a crowd of more than 300 at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

Books for Lunch 2016 also included a book signing at Cintas Center and a dinner at the home of Phillip and Sheila Cohen.

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