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    They Lived Before Adam

    Catherine Acholonu, author of They Lived Before Adam: Prehistoric Origins of the Igbo, The Never-Been-Ruled (Catherine Acholonu Research Foundation, 2009). The book details her research on the…

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    Shades of Memnon

    Gregory Walker talked about his research into the Greek mythology of the Trojan War. The Ethiopus, one of the missing books from the Trojan epic cycle that includes Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, includes the story of…

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    African-American Language and Culture Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the politics of language and culture. The panelists discussed topics including the viability of a concept of “Standard English” in a country with many regional dialects and accents, why…

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    The Politics and Legacy of Ama Ata Aidoo

    A panel discussion was held on the work of Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo, who since the 1960s has written fiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature, essays, and political and cultural commentary. Her…

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    2009 Harlem Book Fair

    Book TV aired live coverage of the 11th annual Harlem Book Fair in New York City from the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black…

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    Black Biography Panel

    A panel discussion was held on memoirs and biographies of blacks in Nigeria, Harlem, Guyana, Jamaica, and Chicago’s Bronzeville. Topics included the effect of environment on experience and the validity of the…

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    A Journal for Jordan

    Dana Canedy talked about her book A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor (Crown; December 30, 2008). In 2005, First Sergeant Charles Monroe King began to write what would become a…

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