Abena Busia, a poet, short-story writer, and chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, will speak on Nelson Mandela and the Poetry of Social Justice, in the Brown Bag Luncheon program series of the Friends of New Brunswick Free Public Library, on Wednesday, March 4, in the library’s Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Professor Busia, a native of Ghana and a resident of New Brunswick, has taught at Rutgers since 1981, presently teaching courses on African-American and African diaspora literature, as well as feminist and social justice programs and issues. She holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Oxford University, in the United Kingdom.
She is a director and editor for the Woman Writing Africa project at City University of New York (CUNY), publishing a multi-volume anthology of African women’s literature. She is the author of two poetry books:
“Testimonies of Exile,” (1990) and “Traces of a Life” (2008).
The Friends’ Brown Bag Luncheon program begins at 12:15 pm in the New Brunswick Library, at 60 Livingston Ave.
Admission is free