FCBF Event Navigation
October 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Abayomi Animashaun’s poems are travelogues of an inner country that is shaped and informed by Animashaun’s Nigerian roots, his journeys through America, and his identity as a black immigrant.
As an immigrant poet from Nigeria, Abayomi Animashaun has lived in the United States for over twenty years. His work is influenced by such diverse writers as Rainer Maria Rilke, C.P. Cavafy, William Stafford, Odysseus Elytis, Rabindranath Tagore, John Keats, Jose Saramago, Chinua Achebe, and Antonio Machado. Among the themes that Animashaun explores in his writings are faith, unknowing, loss, the burdens of memory, and what it means to be a Nigerian in the diaspora and a black immigrant in America.
Click HERE to register for this event.