Monday, May 22, 2006

In case you're wondering

We're in New York, staying in a Brooklyn brownstone. Writing this from the new 24hr 365 days per week Apple Store opposite the old Plaza hotel. Connecting with various naija circuits of energy etc. This is one happening city..


Anonymous,  2:59 am  

Ahhh Ekabo!! Welcome to the Big Apple!


Anonymous,  8:40 am  

If you're still in New York on Wednesday, there's an evening of cocktails, poetry and art in honour of the late Nigerian poet Christopher Okigbo

The Christopher Okigbo Foundation
Location: The Penthouse, Nigeria House
828 Second Avenue, (44th Street), New York, NY View Map
When: Wednesday, May 24, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Phone: 973 626 0928
Obi Nwakanma: Excerpts from forthcoming biography of Christopher Okigbo, “Thirsting for Sunlight”
Obiageli Okigbo: Readings from “Labyrinths and Paths of Thunder” by Christopher Okigbo
Dubem Okafor: Readings from “Don’t Let Him Die” by Chinua Achebe and Dubem Okafor
Obiora Udechukwu: Reading of the Igbo poem “Mmonwu Anaa” for Okigbo

Amaechi Okigbo
Obiageli Okigbo
Obiora Udechukwu
Victor Ehikhamenor

Audio excerpts of interviews with Christopher Okigbo including Langston Hughes and Lewis Nkosi
- Courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

World premier viewing of copies of Christopher Okigbo manuscript

Original autographs of the following books:
Labyrinths and Paths of Thunder by Christopher Okigbo (autographed by Obiageli Okigbo)
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Purple Hibiscus (Hebrew and Dutch translations) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Trial of Christopher Okigbo by Ali Mazrui
You must set forth at dawn A Memoir by Wole Soyinka

The suggested minimum donation is $50. Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door.

Donation options: (Please donate by midnight May 23rd, 2006)

Check: Payable to “The Christopher Okigbo Foundation”
Mail to: 6 Highland Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Please include your name, email address and contact phone number.

Monef 2:11 pm  

You're in my city?? As Mimi said, ekabo!!
On a seperate note, isn't the new apple store a visual feast?

What part of Brooklyn are you staying in?

Anonymous,  1:17 pm  

Hey dude, welcome to the big apple. I am a Nigerian living in upstate. Your blog is simply awesome.Good job, keep it up.

billr,  4:32 am  

Whatcha doin' in NYC?

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