August 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

IWP alum ZP Dala will read from her new novel, The Architecture of Loss. Exploring topics as wide-ranging as apartheid and South African history to women’s rights at home and abroad;  “The Architecture of Loss vividly reconstructs the secret soul of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, revealing the costs―physical and emotional―of devoting one's life to an ideal.” —Christopher Merrill

Z.P. Dala is the author of What About Meera, which was longlisted for both the Etisalat Prize for Fiction (the most prestigious literary prize for African fiction) and the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize (South Africa's largest literary award). Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Marie Claire, and Elle. She has lived and worked in Dublin and now lives in Durban,
South Africa.