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Public Lecture by Nigerian Poet and Journalist Obi Nwakanma

“Imagined and Transitional Nations: Matters Arising in African Literature” A Public Lecture by Nigerian Poet and Journalist Obi Nwakanma Will hold Monday, February 7, 2011 from 2:30-4 PM  at the Honors College Commons 2nd Floor, M.D. Anderson Library Of University of Houston 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas, 77004Obi Nwakanma is the author of the recent biography Christopher Okigbo 1930-67: Thirsting for Sunlight,and the award-winning books of poetry, The Roped Urn (winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors’ Cadbury Prize) and The Horsemen and Other PoemsA question and answer period will follow the lecture.  This event is cosponsored by The Houstoun Fund, Voices Breaking Boundaries, the University of Houston’s African American Studies Program, The Center for Public History, and the Department of English and the Department of History at the University of Houston.  For more information, please email jwilbanks2@uh.edu.A second event will also take place at 7 PM, hosted by the Houston Institute for CultureAt the East End Studio Gallery (next to Bohemeo's) 708-C Telephone Road, Houston, TX 77023   
 
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