Virtual Discussion of Thirst

May 2, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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A virtual discussion of K.L. Barron’s debut novel Thirst,
the Tuareg nomads, and how Niger has (and hasn’t)
changed from the 1980s to today.

Join us on May 2nd

6:30-7:30pm ET on Zoom. Register here.

About Thirst:

Betrayal forces a young woman to flee a relationship and forge a new life in one of the most brutal landscapes in the world.

A diverse cast of displaced westerners and local nomads converge in this story of love, personal and cultural identity, and what it takes to survive. The main character eventually adapts to the culture and her job while recognizing her part in the threatened dissolution of a nomadic culture

Featuring Author: K.L. Barron

K.L. Barron is a writer of place: poetry and prose. Her prize-winning fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction has been published in New Letters, The Bennington Review, Little Balkans Review,, ChickenBones (Library of Congress), among others, and in several anthologies.

She teaches writing and literature at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and lives and writes in the Flint Hills. This is her debut novel.

Hosted by: Nick Krakoff

Nick served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger from 2008-2010, where he lived in both Niamey (the capital) and Badaguichiri (Tahoua). He worked with community based organizations to develop income generating opportunities and taught in elementary and middle schools.

Nick currently lives in Concord, NH where he works as an environmental and energy lawyer for a New England-based non-profit. He also serves on RAIN’s Board of Directors.