November 6 , 2006
Tutu biography author Allen
holds Emory book signing
John Allen, a South African journalist, will be on campus on Monday, Nov. 6, to sign copies of his new biography of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, “Rabble-Rouser for Peace.” Tutu, one of the world’s most influential religious leaders, spent two academic years on the Emory campus from 1998 to 2000.
Allen has reported on and worked closely with Tutu for 30 years. His new book reveals the complete story of how a sickly boy from South Africa’s poverty-stricken black townships became one of the world’s best-known religious figures.
During his tenure at Emory, Tutu served as William R. Cannon Visiting Distinguished Professor of Theology at Candler School of Theology. Allen, in his role as press secretary, accompanied Tutu. Allen also served as director of communications for South Africa’s ground breaking Truth and Reconciliation Committee and of Trinity Church Wall Street in New York.
The reception and book signing will begin at 7 p.m. in the Cox Hall Ballroom. The event is sponsored by the Candler School of Theology, Friends of Emory Libraries and the Office of International Affairs.