A Celebration of African Fiction

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Today the literary and cultural magazine AGNI—with cosponsors  the Center for African Studies, the African American Studies Program, and PEN New England—celebrates contemporary African fiction with an afternoon panel discussion and an evening reading and reception. These events feature four voices in African writing: the acclaimed Nigerian novelist Helon Habila; Ugandan writer Doreen Baingana; Caine Prize–winner Henrietta Rose-Innes of South Africa; and Zimbabwean story-writer Bernard Farai Matambo. The panel discussion will be moderated by celebrated Nigerian writer E. C. Osondu and will include Senegalese drumming and traditional African dancing. The panel discussion will take place at 4PM at 232 Bay State Road followed by a reading and reception at 7PM at the Photonics Center. The events are free and open to the public.

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