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Contemporary African Poetry: Gender at the Intersections of the National & Global

5:30 pm
Sheldon Museum of Art
451 N 12th St
Lincoln NE 68588
Additional Info: SHEL
Target Audiences:
Rezina Habtemariam, (402) 472-3191,
Join the African Poetry Book Fund for a special conversation dedicated to discussing and celebrating contemporary African poetry April 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Authors Patricia Jabbeh Wesley (Liberia), Tsitsi Jaji (Zimbabwe), and Mahtem Shiferraw (Ethiopia/Eritrea) will discuss their multi-pronged and exciting poetry and scholarship, as well as their multiple roles as African poets, editors, researchers, teachers, and art organizers. Drawing on years of thinking about African poetry and their experience as poets, Wesley, Jaji, and Shiferraw will bring light to the centrality of gender as well as the intersections of the global and national in their own work, and in African literature today.

The discussion will be followed by a catered reception and a poetry reading.

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