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Reuner Library Writers Series: 2017 - Ndibe

The SUNY Ulster Herbert H. & Sofia P. Reuner Library Writers Series is a special program begun in 1998, sponsored by The Ulster Community College Foundation, that brings renowned writers to campus every fall. This is a truly unique opportunity for SUNY Ulster students and community members to hear award winning authors read from their work.

Okey Ndibe
November 9, 2017
10:15am - 11:30am
College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall

Richard Cattabiani, Professor of English, will moderate the discussion.

Nigerian-born Okey Ndibe is a novelist, memoirist, political commentator, and essayist. He is the author of Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American; and the novels Arrows of Rain and Foreign Gods, Inc. His award winning journalism has appeared in The New York Times, BBC online, Al Jazeera online, Financial Times, Fabian Society Journal, and the (Nigerian) Daily Sun, where his widely syndicated weekly column appears. Ndibe first came to the US to be the founding editor of African Commentary, a US-based international magazine published by the late great novelist Chinua Achebe.


Recording of Event


Previous Guest Writers include: Sapphire, Abigail Thomas and Kim Wozencraft, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Diane Ackerman, Jaimy Gordon, Da Chen, Michael Cunningham, David Rakoff, Francine Prose, Carolyn Forché, Billy Collins, Joyce Carol Oates, Gail Godwin, Tess Gallagher, Philip Levine, Gerald Stern, Gioia Timpanelli