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Fiction / Non-Fiction / Poetry

FREE

The Role of the Artist in a Time of Crisis (In Person)

From Booker Prize-winning poet, novelist, essayist, short-story writer, anthologist, aphorist, and playwright Ben Okri & Africa Center CEO Uzodinma Iweala, comes a fascinating discussion on the role of the artist in a time of crisis. Whether it be climate change, the refugee crisis, racism, philosophy, the pandemic, or any number of varied topics he takes, the canon of Okri’s work raises urgent questions about the role of the artist in times of crisis. A discussion sure to highlight the timelessness and acute relevance of Okri’s writing. 

The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall, 1280 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 – wheelchair accessible

https://www.theafricacenter.org

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