EN Thompson Forum:”A Clear and Steady Eye: Storytelling and Our Shared History”

September 28, 2022 - 07:30 pm

Kicking off the EN Thompson Lecture Series Candice Millard’s talk will touch on her four New York Times bestselling books. In her most recent book, “River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile” focused on English explorers Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke, Millard tells a story of courage and adventure, set against the backdrop of the race to exploit Africa by the colonial powers. This book also profiles Sidi Mubarak Bombay, the formerly enslaved local guide who played a pivotal role in the expedition. Millard’s essays have appeared in the Guardian, National Geographic and TIME

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