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The Africana Studies Program invites you to our third event in the Reimagining Together Series, A Conversation with Nana Nkweti

Please join the Africana Studies Program for the third event in our Reimagining Together series, which will be a virtual conversation with author Nana Nkweti about African feminism, Afrofuturism, contemporary literature, the digital humanities, and more! 

Nana Nkweti is a Cameroonian-American writer. Her first book, Walking on Cowrie Shells, was hailed by the New York Times Review as a “raucous and thoroughly impressive debut” with “stories to get lost in again and again.” The work features elements of mystery, horror, myth, and graphic novels to showcase the complexity and vibrance of African Diaspora cultures and identities. She is a professor of English at the University of Alabama, where she teaches creative writing courses that explore her eclectic literary interests: ranging from graphic novels to medical humanities onto exploring works by female authors in genres such as horror, Afrofuturism, and mystery. 

Nana Nkweti is a Cameroonian-American writer. Her first book, Walking on Cowrie Shells, was hailed by the New York Times Review as a “raucous and thoroughly impressive debut” with “stories to get lost in again and again.” The work features elements of mystery, horror, myth, and graphic novels to showcase the complexity and vibrance of African Diaspora cultures and identities. She is a professor of English at the University of Alabama, where she teaches creative writing courses that explore her eclectic literary interests: ranging from graphic novels to medical humanities onto exploring works by female authors in genres such as horror, Afrofuturism, and mystery. 

This discussion will be a part of Africana Studies Director Dr. Jean-Charles’s Gender and Black World Literature course, and anyone is welcome to join! Please register for this event via the link below. Check out Nkweti’s website to learn more about her work.

Wednesday, December 8th

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Location: VIRTUAL 

REGISTER HERE   

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