Thurs, Feb 12: 4:30pm Okey Ndibe will present at The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University – free and open to the public.
The SFSU Poetry Center is a jewel in the history of literary San Francisco and literature in general. Founded in 1954 when W. H. Auden surrendered his honorarium, today, the Poetry Center is one of the most long-lived literary arts institutions in the United States.
Okey Ndibe’s novel Foreign Gods, Inc. was selected by NPR as one of their Best Books 2014. As well, The Root picked the book for their list of the top 15 Best Works of Fiction by Black Authors, 2014. Rick Kleffel of KQED.org included the Ndibe’s first novel, Arrows of Rain, reissued by SoHo Press in January 2015, among his list of 10 books to look forward to in the new year.
Subsequent to Christian McEwen’s meeting with the English Department of Santa Catalina School in Monterey, CA as part of her April 2014 Literary Cadences tour, she was invited back for a week long teaching residency in March of 2015. Congratulations, Christian!