GENESEO, N.Y. -- Literary activist, poet and short-story writer Kadija Sesay, also known as Kadija George, will read from her works March 28 at 4:30 p.m. in SUNY Geneseo's Sturges Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Kadija is the founder and publisher of SABLE LitMag and SABLE LitFest and is the editor of several anthologies of work by writers of African and Asian descent. She also has published her own poetry, short stories, essays and articles in magazines, journals and anthologies in the United Kingdom, the United States and Africa. In addition, her work has been featured on the BBC. Her first full poetry collection, "Irki," which means "Homeland" in the Nubian language, was recently published.
Kadija has coordinated various literary events, such as "Word from Africa" at the British Museum in 2008 and organized international writer residencies. She is a fellow of the George Bell Institute, a fellow of the Kennedy Arts Centre of Performance Arts Management and an associate of Vision Quest International.
She has received several awards and recognitions for her work, including the Cosmopolitan Woman of Achievement, Candace Women of Achievement, The Voice Community Award in Literature and the Millennium Woman of the Year.
Kadija is a graduate of Birmingham University in England, where she majored in West African studies.
The reading is sponsored by Geneseo's English Department, the Office of the Provost, Office of International Programs and Campus Auxiliary Services.
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