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Bentley College Creative Writing Forum Presents Simi Bedford

March 26, 2002

WALTHAM, Mass.- Author Simi Bedford will present and read selections from her recently published novel, Yoruba Girl Dancing, on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at Bentley College. As the final event in Bentley's Creative Writing Forum spring series, the event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in The Commons at the Adamian Academic Center. This event is free and open to the public

Simi Bedford is a Nigerian-born writer who has lived in England most of her life. She is currently at work on her next novel, a multi-generational saga that will be published next year. Although Yoruba Girl Dancing is her first novel, Bedford has also written for film and television for several years.

Yoruba Girl Dancing tells the story of Remi, a young girl growing up in Nigeria in a wealthy family. Remi's life is filled with celebration, family, and love, until she is sent to a posh, all-female boarding school in London. As the only African-American student at her school, Remi experiences the new rules of English society as well as racism. As a result, she learns to overcome these limitations and embarks on a life-altering journey. "Yoruba Girl Dancing fingers the pain of exile and exclusion with a feather-light touch. But under its sweet, rueful smile glints a fine set of teeth," wrote The Observer in its review.

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WHO: Simi Bedford, author

WHAT: Reception and readings from her recently published novel, Yoruba Girl Dancing

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 2002, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Commons, Adamian Academic Center, Bentley College, Waltham, MA


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