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California Professor Selected for 2013 African/African Diaspora Artists’ Series

  • April 4th, 2013 By: UM-Flint News

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The Department of Africana Studies, UM-Flint, and the Flint Public Library invite the community to attend various free events featuring Professor Abani.

A noted author, poet, and professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside has been selected as the guest presenter for the African/African Diaspora Artists’ Series.

Prof. Chris Abani

Professor Chris Abani, Ph.D.

Professor Chris Abani, Ph.D. will be in Flint April 10-13 to present lectures and performances at the Flint Public Library and the University of Michigan-Flint.

Over the course of his career, he has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2009), PEN-Beyond the Margins Award (2008), Distinguished Humanist Award (UC-Riverside 2008), and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award (2005).

The Department of Africana Studies, UM-Flint, and the Flint Public Library invite the community to attend these free events featuring Professor Abani:

  • April 10,  1:30-2:30 PM – Public Lecture  at UM-Flint, Rm.161 French Hall
  • April 10, 7:00-8:00 PM –  Performance at UM-Flint, KIVA, University Center
  • April 11, 10:30 AM-1:30PM – Teen-Author Forum at Flint Public Library
  • April 11, 6-7PM  – Conversation with the Community at the Flint Public Library

The program is made possible by funding from the Ruth Mott Foundation, University of Michigan-Flint, and the Flint Public Library. For more information call UM-Flint at 810-762-3280, or the Flint Public Library at 810-249-2046.

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