Saturday, April 29, 2006

mother idoto - for christopher okigbo


Invites you to a fundraising gathering featuring cocktails, poetry, readings and art exhibitions in honour of Christopher Okigbo
Date Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Venue: The Penthouse, Nigeria House
828 Second Avenue, (44th Street)
New York, NY 10017
Time 5.00PM – 8.00PM
GUEST SPEAKERS
Obi Nwakanma
Excerpts from forthcoming biography of Christopher Okigbo,Thirsting for Sunlight
Obiageli Okigbo
Readings from Okigbo's “Labyrinths & Paths of Thunder
Dubem Okafor
Readings from Don’t Let Him Die by Chinua Achebe & Dubem Okafor
EXHIBITION OF CHRISTOPHER OKIGBO INSPIRED ART
Amaechi Okigbo
Obiageli Okigbo
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio excerpts of interviews with Christopher Okigbo including Langston Hughes and Lewis Nkosi - Courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Also, never before seen copies of Christopher Okigbo manuscript
Benefit Auction of the following autographed books:
Labyrinths and Paths of Thunder by Christopher Okigbo
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Purple Hibiscus (Hebrew & Dutch translations) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Trial of Christopher Okigbo by Ali Mazrui
Memoirs by Wole Soyinka
Donations (suggested minumum of $50.00) by 23rd May - cheques payable to
“Ms. Obiageli Okigbo”
6 Highland Avenue,
Montclair, NJ 07042
Please include your name, email address and contact phone number.
RSVP
Okey Okuzu. okey.okuzu@gmail.com. (973) 626 0928
Chudi Uwazurike. chudiuwaz@aol.com.
Patrick O. Okigbo. patrick.okigbo@citigroup.com. (347) 886 6412

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