Monthly Archives: August 2012

My Igbo Sisters Initiate Interesting Model/Partnership

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Umu-AdaIgbo, a social cultural organisation and initiative that serves as a rallying point for all black women across the globe who can trace their roots to Southeast Nigeria, plans to establish a specialist hospital.

The group’s Coordinator, Philomena Nnamani, stated this during the August home-coming meeting in Abia State. The home-coming event is a biennial meeting of Igbo women at home and in the Diaspora.

“We encourage all blacks in the Diaspora to establish links with their people at home in order to assist in empowerment and development projects,” she said.

Read more at Nigeria Daily Times

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THE MANY FORMS OF EXILE

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The Anglo-looking check-out clerk at Trader Joe’s just said to me, “I grew up in Indiana, where they fed me instant rice! Can you imagine if I had stayed with my birth mom in Korea?”
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Words & Pizza: Watch Faith Be Humiliated

If you’re in San Francisco, come to Haight Street Tuesday to see me get trounced (pizza and beer extra)! I am famous for drawing a blank whenever asked the title of a book, any book, even my own.

WORDS & PIZZA: Game Night at The Booksmith!

1644 Haight St.

San Francisco, California

94117-2816

Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00 PM

Opportunity to support African Lives: An Anthology of Memoirs and Autobiographies

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Embarrassing – can you believe I forgot the password to my updated website and blog so haven’t been able to post?! (Not that I’m all that conscientious to start with – especially when tons of things are happening of the multiculti sort. Which sort of defeats the purpose. Ah well.)

Anyway, for the first time I’m championing a crowdfunding cause (1) because it supports publication of a book I’ve long been wanting to compile / read / teach and (2) because funders get a bar of gourmet chocolate! I don’t know any of the folks involved, so I’m not getting any chocolate kickbacks.

Click here to find out about African Lives: An Anthology of Memoirs and Autobiographies. Cool, huh?

The first book of its kind

As far as I know, no one has ever before published an anthology that brings
together a collection of African authors — men and women of all ethnic groups,
born and raised on the continent — telling the stories of their own lives in
their own words.