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NY Afro Fest 2011 brings together culture, arts, literature, music (both popular and sacred), politics, dialogue, food and community in its celebration of the African Diaspora, and in recognition of the United Nation’s designation of 2011 as the international year for people of African Descent. The festival also coincides with the release of Afrobeat Journal’s second Issue, themed: African rhythms, roots, culture, in homage to Randy Weston.
The panel's theme: Root Words: A Celebration & Discussion of African Literature. Our panelists are Catherine E. McKinley, author of Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World; Tanya Wright, author (Butterfly Rising), actress (HBO series True Blood) and director; Ngozi Achebe author of Onaedo - The Blacksmith's Daughter; FitzGerald Chinemerem Ajoku author of "Continental Drift" The African, African American Experience and Marva Allen partner and CEO of Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe in Harlem.