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Reading Africa/Writing Australia - Conversations with Kabu Okai-Davies - Thu 21 Apr 2016

Please join us for a very special event:

Reading Africa/Writing Australia - Conversations with Kabu Okai-Davies

Thursday April 21
5.45 for 6.00pm

Telephone 6295 6723 or

Kabu Okai-Davies is an African-Australian poet, playwright and novelist from Ghana. He studied at University of Ghana, Rutgers-Newark, and NYU School of Continuing Education. He was the Founder and producer of African Globe TheatreWorks in Newark, New Jersey from 1992 -2005. He moved from America to Australia in 2006 and worked as a Playwright-In-Residence, Street Theatre, Producer National Multicultural Festival and Manager of the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre. He studied at Oxford University’s Creative Writing Summer Program and graduated with a Master of Studies at Australian National University; a Master of Creative Writing and PhD in Communications; University of Canberra. Author of two poetry collections The Long Road to Africa and Symphony of Words; Okai-Davies has written articles and stories for Daily Graphic, The Spectator, Public Agenda and The Finder, in Ghana.

He recently self-published Curfew’s Children a childhood memoir set in Ghana and completed a novel, In Another Man’s Name, set in Newark, New Jersey. He has two collections of short-stories, The Evidence of Nostalgia and Other Short Stories and Chronicles of Ayalolo Country and Other Short Stories. Additional short stories and articles have been published by; Munyori Journal and The first chapter of his novel Enigma of Arrival was published in Transition Magazine. He recently appeared in a play at the Street Theatre, Canberra and is currently a Visiting Fellow in Writing at the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University. He is the 2015 Alumni Award Winner for Excellence, for the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra.

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