Wayétu Moore | She Would Be King


Breakout Writers Series

Check out this audio excerpt of UNLV Speaks, in collaboration with our partner, KUNV. KUNV is the broadcast service of The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

“On this episode of UNLV Speaks: the Black Mountain Institute presents its breakout fiction writer, Wayétu Moore. Moore brings us an excerpt from her new book, “She Would Be King” which re-imagines the creation of Liberia through magical realism.”

Wayétu Moore is the author of She Would Be King, an ambitious and beautiful novel reframing the creation of Liberia through magical realism. Moore’s work appears in The Paris Review, Frieze Magazine, Guernica, and The Atlantic Magazine. A graduate of Howard University and USC, she is currently a Margaret Mead Fellow at Columbia University Teachers College. She is also the founder of One More Book, a publishing house and bookstore encouraging reading among children of countries with low literacy rates and underrepresented cultures.

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