University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture on the American visa lottery and its impact on Africans living in the United States by Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi of the University of Southern Mississippi

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

March 16, 2005

Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi, associate professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi, will discuss the situation of African immigrants in the United States at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus.

The lecture, titled ďAmerican ĎAnthillsí: Memory and African Immigrants,í is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Womenís Studies at the University of Rochester.

Nfah-Abbenyi, who earned her doctoral degree at McGill University, is the author of Gender in African Womenís Writing: Identity, Sexuality, and Difference (Indiana University Press, 1997) and Your Madness, Not Mine: Stories of Cameroon (Ohio University Press, 1999). She writes fiction under the pen name Makuchi.

Other scholarly publications include book chapters and journal articles. Her fiction has appeared in Callaloo, The Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad, Crab Orchard Review, and Worldview. Currently, she is at work on a scholarly book of Cameroon folktales and a novel.

For more information, contact the Frederick Douglass Institute at (585) 275-7235.




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