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.
Presented in collaboration with Shore Lit. Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.
Reservations are required