CANCELLED: Achebe | Baldwin| Africa and America@40

James Baldwin and Chinua walking on the beachThis program has been canclled. We are looking to rechedule this event sometime in the Fall.

Writers Forum II: Reading Africa and America is part of an event commemorating James Baldwin and Chinua Achebe’s historic first encounter at the University of Florida in 1980.

Guest writers include:

  • Julie Iromuanya: Assistant Professor, Department of English Language & Literature, University of Chicago
  • Major Jackson: Distinguished Professor, Department of English, University of Vermont
  • Zahir JanMohamed: Rackman Merit Fellow, University of Michigan
  • Okey Ndibe: Viebrans Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, St. Lawrence University

Also, Gainesville's very own:

  • E. Stanley Richardson: Alachua County Poet Laureate
  • Terry Bailey: Bailey Learning and Arts Collective, Gainesville, FL
  • Kole Odutola: Lecturer, Yoruba Language and Literature, UF 

Location: Friday, April 3 • 2:30-4:30 p.m. Headquarters Branch, Meeting Room A

For the Schedule highlighting all the events that will take place at the University of Florida on April 2-3, please visit:  or contact Alani llori/ 

Sponsors: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Center for African Studies, African American Studies Program. Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, Center for Arts Migration and Entrepreneurship, College of the Arts, UF International Center, UF Library Lockhart Endowment, Office off Diversity Affairs, Office of Research, Department of English, Rothman Endowment & History Department, France-Florida Research Institute, Center for Humanities & the Public Sphere, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Languages Literatures & Cultures.

Posted by LindaC on March 6, 2020