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Una Kushe!

We are pleased to announce another Zoom book talk! On Sunday, November 19th at 8pm ET, we will host a talk with award-winning author, Richard Dooling, and Michael O’Neill, a RPCV in Sierra Leone. They will discuss their experiences in Sierra Leone that lead to Richard Dooling’s 1994 novel, White Man’s Grave, which was a finalist for the 1994 National Book Award. Richard visited Michael in the September of 1981, while Michael was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, and stayed in Salone until June of 1982 We hope you can attend! This is a free event and all are welcome!

Make sure to pre-register below for the Zoom talk!

Links are also provided below to purchase the book on Amazon!

Amazon Link to Purchase Book on Kindle

Amazon Link to Purchase Paperback Copy

About the Book, White Man’s Grave

When Peace Corps Volunteer Michael Killigan goes missing in West Africa, his father Randall and his best friend Boone Westfall begin separate quests to find him. Randall, a bankruptcy lawyer, is the warlord of his world, a shark in a fishbowl, exercising power with mad, relentless, hilarious glee; Boone, an American innocent abroad, journeys to the African bush, protected by the twin charms of the passport and the almighty dollar. In seeking Michael, both men find much more than they bargain for.

Witches and witch-finders, bush devils, shape-shifters, village chiefs and politicians, judges and attorneys, and medicine men from American and African cultures populate this original, ferociously funny novel by a satirist of the first order.

About the Author, Richard Dooling

Author Richard Dooling’s first novel, Critical Care, was made into a film directed by the great Sidney Lumet, starring James Spader and Helen Mirren. His second novel, White Man’s Grave, was a finalist for the 1994 National Book Award. His third novel, Brain Storm, and his fourth novel, Bet Your Life, were both New York Times Notable Books Of The Year.

Richard Dooling was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his B.A. from St. Louis University in 1976 and, in 1979, began working as a respiratory therapist in intensive care units.

After traveling for over a year in Europe and Africa, he went back to law school at St. Louis University, where he was editor in chief of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.

He practiced law at Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis for four years. Richard Dooling lives with his wife, Kristy, in Montana.

This is a free event and we hope you can attend!

Take care,
Michael Lee, President
Friends of Sierra Leone