Free Event at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City: Unoma Azuah
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.
Unoma Azuah (Nigeria)
Tuesday, May 23 at 8:00 pm
Spend an evening with writer and activist Unoma Azuah, who will be reading from her collection Blessed Body: secret lives of LGBT Nigerians. Unoma Azuah is an award winning writer whose research and activism focus on LGBT writing in Nigerian Literature. She teaches writing at the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL. Blessed Body: secret lives of LGBT Nigerians is a collection of thirty-eight personal narratives by thirty-six LGBT Nigerians who describe their struggles to uncover and live their lives as sexual beings.