AFRICAN WRITER FOR WHOM THE SERIES WAS ESTABLISHED: Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart
Things fall apart and more - 1st teachers' workshop on African literature
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AFRICAN WRITER 2003 Wole Soyinka, Writer and Nobel Laureate
AFRICAN WRITER 2004 Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian writer
AFRICAN WRITER 2005 Ngugi wa Thiong'go, Kenyan writer and activist
AFRICAN WRITER 2006 Dennis Brutus, South African poet and activist
AFRICAN WRITER 2007 Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian writer and socialist feminist
AFRICAN WRITER 2008 Femi Osofisan, Nigerian playwright and journalist. Learn more:
AFRICAN WRITER 2013 Chris Abani, Nigerian writer and poet
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 on the University of Michigan-Flint campus from September 25 - 26, 2014.
For more details, follow the following link: http://www.fpl.info/Africana/index.shtml