Saturday, May 13, 2006

meet achebe, uche okeke, udechukwu & stephen vincent

Dear Friends:

By a beautiful coincidence three events, involvingfour old Nsukka friend of the 1960’s and 1970’s, will be taking within three days in New York and Newark

May 31, 2006 Stephen Vincent will be reading his poetry with Susan M. Schultz and Mark Wallace, on Wednesday, May 31, 8 pm, at the St. Marks Poetry Project, 131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Ave), Manhattan,New York.

June 1, 2006 Obiora Udechukwu will be opening his solo exhibition at the Skoto Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 5th Floor, on on Thursday, June 1, with an opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00 pm - Guest of Honor is Chinua Achebe; Phone: 212-352-8058.

June 2, 2006 Uche Okeke and Chinua Achebe: Artist and Author in Conversation, Friday, June 2nd, 2006, 6:30pm, The Newark Museum. The organizers say: Join us for an extraordinary evening as The Newark Museum presents a moderated dialogue with two of Nigeria's cultural luminaries. Uche Okeke, one of Africa's foremost modern artists, and Chinua Achebe, widely regarded as a founder of modern African literature, will discuss their work and the role of artistic expression in the context of Nigerian independence.

Chukwuma Azuonye, PhD
Professor of African Literature
University of Massachusetts, Boston


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