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Peggy Burch

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Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng head to Tennessee to discuss What is the What as part of the 2015 Memphis Reads celebration

October 28, 2015 The story of Valentino Achak Deng’s torturous journey as a “lost boy” of the Sudanese civil war—pursued by lions, vultures, and crocodiles, as well as “human killers”—became the celebrated 2006 novel What Is the What by Dave Eggers. Deng and Eggers are headliners for the 2015 Memphis Reads program, which will offer two free public events on November 4th and 5th.

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