Africare to Host African Literary Event at Pace University featuring Tope Folarin (September 27, 2013) #EventsInNYC

Literacy Event Invitation

2013 Caine Prize Winner Tope Folarin, will be on a panel for a discussion on African literacy on Friday, September 27, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. He will join Carole Boyce Davies, professor of English and Africana Studies, Cornell University; TMS Ruge, transnational, blogger and co-founder of Hive Colab; and Hannah Pool, author of “My Fathers’ Daughter” and Guardian contributor for a live discussion at New York’s Pace University.

The discussion, titled “Africa’s Literary Identity: Who Defines It?” will open a conversation about the African identity in literature and who constructs it. The event is sponsored by Chevron.

“Africare couldn’t be happier to host such prolific voices in the Diaspora,” said Katelyn N. Brewer, Africare’s Corporations and Foundations Officer. “Our partner Chevron sponsors education and literacy projects across the continent, and their work with Africare on libraries and learning centers in Angola demonstrates their dedication to education for all.”

“Africa’s Literary Identity” will offer a panel discussion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and a reception with the panelists from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038. Admission to the event is free and open to the public through reservations at


To obtain media passes to “Africa’s Literary Identity: Who Defines It?” please contact Nicole S. Miles at nmiles(at)africare(dot)org or 202-328-5320.


About Africare 
Africare is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues by working in partnership with African people to build sustainable, healthy and productive communities. Since 1970, Africare has provided well over $1 billion of assistance and support through more than 2,500 projects in Agriculture & Food Security; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Women’s Empowerment; and Health, HIV & AIDS that have impacted millions of beneficiaries in 36 countries in Africa. Visit for more information.

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