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As part of PEN World Voices Festival 2013, Africa House Presents: African Literature on the Mews

NYU Africa House

New York, NY

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Type Quantity
Perspectives from African Writers - Panel Discussion 5:00pm - 6:30pm Free  
Post Panel Reception 6:30pm - 7:30pm Free  
Writers Workshop With Igoni Barrett - 10:00am - 11:30am Free  
African Musical Workshop - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Free  

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Due to the high demand for the program: Perspectives from African Writers Panel at 5:00pm  all available seats for this session have been reserved. Any additional RSVPs will be accommodated based on availabilty of seating at check-in. Any available seats will be released approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the program

NYU Africa House PEN Mini Festival / Friday May 3rd 2013 

The following are a Selection of Events at NYU  Africa House on May 3rd as part of the NYU PEN Mini Festival on Washington Mews. (All are free and open to the public)

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Writers Workshop:
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am  "Not by the book: one writer's answers to questions most writers ask.” By award winning writer  Igoni Barrett, Nigeria
Location: NYU Africa House:  44 Washington Mews, New York NY 10003

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Musical Workshop:Time: 2:00pm – 3:00 pm   Presented by acclaimed Tanzanian Traditional Gogo Musician:  Msafiri Zawose
Location: NYU Africa House:  44 Washington Mews, New York NY 10003

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Perspectives from African Writers:
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30 pm

Location: 14A Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003 

Please join us for a panel discussion titled "Perspectives from African Writers: Who’s the main audience of the African writer and what effect does this audience have on African literature?” 
Featuring: Igoni Barrett, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, NoViolet Bulawayo & Olufemi Terry.

About the Authors:
Igoni Barrett
Igoni Barrett is a winner of the 2005 BBC World Service short story competition, the recipient of a Chinua Achebe Center Fellowship, a Norman Mailer Center Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency. He lives in Nigeria.

Mukoma Wa Ngugi,
Mukoma Wa Ngugi is an Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University and the author of Nairobi Heat (Penguin, SA 2009, Melville House Publishing, 2011), an anthology of poetry titled Hurling Words at Consciousness(AWP, 2006) and the forthcoming Finding Sahara (Melville, 2013).  He was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2009 and for the Penguin Prize for African Writing in 2010.  He has a PHD in English from UW-Madison and an MA in creative writing from Boston University.

Olufemi Terry,
Olufemi Terry has recently written about Bruce Onobrakpeya, Kony2012, and Cape Verde.  His essays and fiction have been published in the American Scholar, Guernica and Chimurenga and he has been writer in Residence at Georgetown and Cove Park, U.K. His short story Stickfighting Days won the Caine Prize for African writing in 2010.

NoViolet Bulawayo,
NoViolet Bulawayo is the author of We Need New Names, forthcoming in May 2013 from Little, Brown. Her stories have won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing and shortlisted for the J.M. Coetzee – judged 2009 SA PEN Studzinsi Award. NoViolet earned her MFA at Cornell University where she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship, and most recently, a lecturer of English. She is now a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.


Following the discussion, there will be a reception at  44 Washington Mews – NYU Africa House from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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