For release: September 29, 2010
For press information, contact Tom Mendina, 901-678-4310
Local novelist Ehi Ike will discuss her acclaimed book, Taken Away,during a presentation Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the University of Memphis. Her talk will
begin at noon in the University Center 340 (Memphis Room). Admission is free and open
to the public.
Ehi, a sophomore at St. George’s Independent School, was 13 when she wrote Taken Away. The novel is about 14-year-old Mimi, who is snatched from her home after Congress
passes a law that children from lower-income families can be taken from their parents.
Mimi and the other kidnapped children discover they are to be killed and must find
a way to escape.
Since the book’s appearance, Ike has received a great deal of media attention, including
an article in the September 2010 issue of Parent Magazine.
The book was published by Tate Publishing and is available at bookstores and as an
Ehi donates a portion of the proceeds from her book sales to autism research. Her
younger sister has autism.
Parking for the event is available in the Innovation Drive and Zach Curlin garages,
or in the Southern Avenue parking lot.
The program is sponsored by the University Libraries with support from Friends of
the University Libraries.
For more information, contact Tom Mendina at 901-678-4310 or firstname.lastname@example.org