West African Party in Madison! Featuring book reading by Katie Krueger and music by Tani Diakite

Readers, you are invited!

Book Reading & West African Dance Party – August 12, 2009

Taste the culture of West Africa with a book reading by Katie Krueger and music by Tani Diakite & the Malian Blues Band, at the only West African restaurant in Madison.

COME ON: August 12, 2009
7:30pm Give with Gratitude Reading
Malian Blues to follow

COME TO: Africana, 2701 Atwood Ave

COME WITH: All your friends!

Katie Krueger will be reading from her book, Give with Gratitude: Lessons Learned Listening to West Africa, published by her own imprint, Gratice Press.  The party celebrates the book’s third printing.  According to travel writer Frank Bures:

“Katie Krueger has written a lovely, vivid account of her journey though Senegal.  In it, she gets at a question that beguiles many of us who fall in love with Africa:  How can so much warmth, laughter and humanity be found in a place where life can be so hard?  The answers she found are lessons we could all do well to take to heart, and will affect the reader as deeply as they affected her.”

Read sample chapters: http://www.GivewithGratitude.com

Tani Diakite & the Malian Blues Band play the best Malian music outside of Mali.  All you have to is close your eyes when they play and you are transported to the Sahel and all of its happiness.

Hear Tani Play: http://www.myspace.com/tanidiakitemalianbluesband

Eat at Africana that night and save 10%.  (Email me for coupon).  Books & CDs will be for sale.  Good times will be free and abundant.

Questions:  Email.

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