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Book Discussion - I'm Telling the Truth, But I'm Lying

Hosted by the Consul of the Abuja Literary Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 22 Aug 14:30 - 16:00

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Bassey Ikpi's collection of personal essays have been described as "...a book about the human condition and how hard it is to live in this broken world in these frail bodies."

In I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying, Bassey Ikpi explores her life—as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist—through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety. Her remarkable memoir in essays implodes our preconceptions of the mind and normalcy as Bassey bares her own truths and lies for us all to behold with radical honesty and brutal intimacy.

Whether you can relate to Bassey's condition or not, let's get together to discuss the different ways we understand ourselves, particularly now.