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TITLE: African Poetry Book Fund

SPEAKERS: Chris Abani, Matthew Shenoda, Aracelis Girmay, Mary Jane Deeb
EVENT DATE: 2017/02/10
RUNNING TIME: 135 minutes
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DESCRIPTION:
African Poetry Book Fund board members Chris Abani, Matthew Shenoda, and Aracelis Girmay discussed contemporary African poetry with Mary Jane Deeb, chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division. Immediately following, Kwame Dawes introduced African poets Yasmin Belkhyr, Chekwube O. Danladi, Safia Elhillo, Tsitsi Jaji, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Ladan Osman, Hope Wabuke, and Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, who read from their work.