Institute of African American Affairs
invites you to

PEN_MEWSPEN World Voices Festival at NYU
The Literary Mews

Friday, May 8, 2015
Global bazaar meets county fair at this third annual festival within the PEN World Voices Festival. Discover a world of literature and music in NYU’s beautiful Washington Mews, and its International Houses and Institutes.

IAAA highlighted events:

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 12.25.36 AM 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Writers Workshop: Perspectives From African Writers with
Véronique Tadjo and Rashidah Ismaili
Véronique Tadjo (Ivory Coast) is a writer, academic, artist and author of books for young people. Rashidah Ismaili (Benin) is an essayist, poet, playwright, activist and conference convener. Ismaili’s new novel in linked stories is Autobiography of the Lower East Side (Northampton House Press, 2014). Presented by Africa House and the Institute of African American Affairs.
NYU Africa House
14A Washington Mews, 1st floor space


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Opening Panel: Discussing Diaspora

In this panel, a group of distinguished international authors discuss their thoughts on the Diaspora. Featuring Rashidah Ismaili, Abdourahman Waberi, Kerry Young, and Cormac James among others. Moderated by Eric Banks.


Glucksman Ireland House NYU
1 Washington Mews

All NYU events are free and open to the public.
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