The Lindsay Library presents an evening with author Fode Doumbia and his book Grandpa: Conversation with Myself on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. There will be refreshments, a book signing at the end of the evening, and an opportunity to meet the author and hear about his life..
Grandpa: A Conversation with Myself tells of a time Doumbia’s grandfather visited him in Lindsay. Doumbia took the opportunity to resolve a long-standing family problem, and his attempt is rewarded with an unexpected treasure: Grandpa's life story. Just like a West African griot, Grandpa tells his tale. Filled with uninterrupted candor, Grandpa also asks for his grandson's story, which is a continuation of his own. Cultures sometimes clash yet still come together as the two have conversations spiced with Senegalese and American flavors on subjects such as politics, education, racism, homosexuality, arranged marriage and even sports. Modern and traditional roles are juxtaposed as the story unfolds.