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Virtual New Faculty Reading with Kwoya Fagin Maples and Nana Nkewti
September 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
New creative writing faculty members Kwoya Fagin Maples and Nana Nkweti will read from their work. The event will take place over Zoom. Please register here to receive a link to join the event.
Kwoya Fagin Maples, a Dean’s Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, is the author of Mend (University of Kentucky, 2018), a finalist of the 2019 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry and a finalist of the 2019 Housatonic Poetry Award. Mend tells the story of the birth of obstetrics and gynecology in America and the role black enslaved women played in that process.
Assistant Professor Nana Nkweti is a Cameroonian-American writer and author of the short-story collection Walking on Cowrie (Graywolf, forthcoming on June 1, 2021). Th book focuses on the lives of hyphenated-Americans who share her multi-cultural heritage in the United States and Africa. It spans genres—literary realism, horror, mystery, YA, science fiction—and features complex, fully-embodied characters: tongue-tied linguistic anthropologists, comic book enthusiasts, and alleged sex-ring operators.