The Chinua Achebe Legacy Series  Created by Dr. Cheryl Sterling, Director of the Black Studies Program in the Division of Humanities and the Arts and an Associate professor of English, The Chinua Achebe Legacy Series is designed to pay homage to Mr. Achebe, who was once a visiting professor at the City College of New York in 1989.     The series is made possible by several CCNY groups including the Simon H. Rifkind Fund, the Office of the Provost, Division of Humanities and the Arts

The Chinua Achebe Legacy Series

 

Created by Dr. Cheryl Sterling, Director of the Black Studies Program in the Division of Humanities and the Arts and an Associate professor of English, The Chinua Achebe Legacy Series is designed to pay homage to Mr. Achebe, who was once a visiting professor at the City College of New York in 1989.  
 
The series is made possible by several CCNY groups including the Simon H. Rifkind Fund, the Office of the Provost, Division of Humanities and the Arts and the Office of Government and Community Affairs. Emily Raboteau, Associate Professor of English, Retha Powers, Assistant director of CCNY’s Publishing Certificate Program, and Jodi-Ann Francis, Assistant Director of Black Studies who helped organize the Series.

 

Past Notable Speakers

 

 

Nicole Dennis-Benn

 

 

Kwame Dawes

 

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Chinelo Okparanta

 

 

Okey Ndibe

 

 

Chris Abani

 

 

Laila Lalami

 

 

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

 

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NoViolet Bulawayo

 

 

Binyavanga Wainaina

 

 

Nicole Amarteifio