Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Library Event - Lecture: The Race to Timbuktu: In Search of Africa’s City of Gold

Free Public Book Lecture & Booksigning
UTD McDermott Suite (MC 4.4)Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 1:30 p.m.

Kryza's narrative history covers the first phase of the colonization of Africa, beginning around 1800, which would see nearly the entire continent occupied by European nations in less than 100 years. He offers a close look the people and pivotal events of 19th Century African exploration. Kryza has spent 11 years in Africa. He began his writing career in 1972 in Connecticut as a staff reporter for The New Haven Journal-Courier. From 1982 to 1997 he worked for Atlantic Richfield Company in finance, planning, and external affairs in California, Texas, and Africa. Born in 1950 in the Dominican Republic, he is a 1972 graduate of Yale College and a 1982 graduate of the Yale School of Management. The Race for Timbuktu (HarperCollins, 2006) is his second book. He also wrote The Power of Light.

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