Penn State Reads Events
Keynote Speaker — Americanah author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Monday, October 13, 7:30 p.m., Schwab Auditorium
Student tickets: Monday, September 29, with a valid ID
Faculty/Staff/Community tickets: Wednesday, October 8
Tickets will be available at all Center for Performing Arts ticket outlets
Live Stream in Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center, and online. Free login with PSU Access Account
Americanah and Transnational Black Identities — An Americanah Book Discussion Presented by Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D., Department of African American Studies
Tuesday, October 14, 4:00-5:00 p.m., 217 Willard Building
Please join Keisha N. Blain for a discussion of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah through the lens of 'black internationalism.' The discussion will explore the themes of race, ethnicity, and nationality as central components in the development of transnational black identities. Open to all undergraduate students.
Keisha N. Blain is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Africana Research Center (ARC) and in the Department of African American Studies. She completed a B.A. in History and Africana Studies from Binghamton University (SUNY) and a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University. She is currently writing a book entitled, Contesting the Global Color Line: Black Women, Radical Politics, and the Gendered Contours of Internationalism.
Discussion — Studying Abroad in Africa
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m., East Halls Cultural Lounge
Sponsored by Residence Life
Lecture — Chinelo Okparanta, Nigerian American writer
Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium, Pattee Library
Sponsored by the Penn State English Department
The Penn State Freedom Tour: What Next?
Monday, November 10, 8:00 p.m., HUB Auditorium