With funding from the Ruth Mott Foundation, and in collaboration with the Flint Public Library, the Department of Africana Studies hosts the Dintinguished African Writers series and the African and African Diaspora Artist Series. Between 2003 and 2008, six distinguished authors, including the Noble prize laureate, Wole Soyinka, visited Flint and the University Michigan-Flint. In 2013, the Department of Africana Studies started a new project entitled: African and African Diaspora Artist series. Under this new program, Professor Chris Abani visited Flint and the University of Michigan-Flint, April 10-13, 2013. Chimamnda Ngozi Adichie is selected to be the speaker for 2014 AADA program. She is scheduled to be on the University of Michigan-Flint campus from March 26 to 29, 2014.

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