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Dr. Eucabeth Odhiambo Debut Novel “Auma’s Long Run”

Dr. Odhiambo discusses her debut novel with students on September 14 in Old Main 206.

By: Katie Sweigart


SHIPPENSBURG — A Shippensburg University professor is giving students a new perspective on childhood in Africa.

Auma Book Cover Image_Smaller Size.tifDr. Eucabeth Odhiambo will discuss her debut novel, “Auma’s Long Run” on September 14, which will be released on September 1, 2017.

The novel is inspired by Odhiambo’s personal experiences while growing up in a Luo village in Kenya.

“Auma’s Long Run” highlights Odhiambo’s studies of HIV/AIDS education in Kenyan schools, which Odhiambo hopes will impact both adults and children in the academic and local communities.

“[I want students to know] how this young person dealt with the horrific situation in her family. You know, [with] her parents dying and how she had to sacrifice [so much],” said Odhiambo.

A book signing will take place following her discussion, where Dr. Odhiambo will focus on how she became a middle grade novelist, as well as her inspirations for the novel.

The event will be at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main 206. For additional information, email

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