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Travelers: A Book Talk with Helon Habila & Matthew Davis

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Academy Art Museum
106 South St
Easton, MD 21601 United States
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Phone:
(410) 822-2787
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Date:
September 9
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Website:
https://academyartmuseum.org/travelersbooktalk/

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Join Nigerian-born author Helon Habila and Matthew Davis, Director of the George Mason University Alan Cheuse International Writers Center (ACIWC), for a conversation about Habila’s latest book Travelers. Travelers focuses on a Nigerian scholar who travels to Berlin with his American wife for a fellowship that entails creating a portrait series of African migrants. In a quest to document “real migrants,” the book instead uncovers a multiplicity of narratives that make up the African diaspora.

 

A spotlight tour of contemporary artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s self-portrait in the Museum’s Fickle Mirror exhibition will follow the talk. Born in Nigeria and relocating to the United States as a teenager, Crosby creates work that addresses the complexities of culture clash and belonging through imagery referencing her dual Nigerian and American backgrounds.

 

Reservations are required

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Academy Art Museum
Phone:
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