Bassey Ikpi | I’m Telling the Truth But I’m Lying
Thursday, September 5th | 7pm | Ware Center, 42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA
In I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying, Bassey Ikpi explores her life—as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist—through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety. Her remarkable memoir in essays implodes our preconceptions of the mind and normalcy as Bassey bares her own truths and lies for us all to behold with radical honesty and brutal intimacy. Viscerally raw and honest, the result is an exploration of the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of who we are—and the ways, as honest as we try to be, each of these stories can also be a lie.
This event is proudly presented by Fear No Lit, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, and the Ware Center at Millersville University.