Former Oak Bay-based activist launching book

Gary Geddes returns to his roots to release Africa book

Author-poet Gary Geddes of Thetis Island, reads next week from his new book Drink the Bitter Root: A writer’s search for justice and redemption in Africa.

The reading takes place at The Well, 821 Fort St., on Monday (Sept. 12) at 7 p.m.

The book is based on interviews Geddes did with victims of violence in Rwanda, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Somaliland.