“Replicas” A lecture on Nadia Owusu’s book

Dear friends of UCI Center for Armenian Studies,

We are delighted to bring you an evening of reading and book signing as well as a conversation with the author Nadia Owusu and facilitated by Dr. Talar Chahinian and Dr. Gilda Nicheng Forbang-Looh. This program was made possible through the unprecedented collaboration and co-sponsorship of several on-campus partners: the Center for Armenian Studies (Vahe and Armine Meghrouni Lecture Series), Illuminations (The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative), Humanities Center, Humanities Equity Advisor and Humanities Climate Council and the departments of African American Studies, Comparative Literature, English and History. We hope you will join us in person or via zoom.

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 6:30-8:00 p.m. PST


A book reading and conversation with Nadia Owusu
Followed by a dedication

In person: UC Humanities Gateway (HG) 1030


NADIE OWUSU is a Whiting Award-winning writer and urban planner. His first memoirs replicas, was named best book of 2021 by Time, Vogue, Esquire, NPR, and more than a dozen others. It was a New York Times editor’s choice and one of Barack Obama’s favorite books of the year. His writings have appeared or will appear in The New York Times Magazine, Granta, The Paris Review Daily, The Guardian, Enjoy your meal, and elsewhere. She is currently working on her first novel.

Dr. Talar Shahinian is a lecturer in the Armenian Studies program and a visiting professor in the Department of Comparative Literature.

Dr. Gilda Nicheng Forbang-Looh is a visiting professor in the Department of Comparative Literature.

This event is presented by UCI Center for Armenian Studies.

UC Irvine Parking Information:

Free parking will be available in Batch 7 at the intersection of Mesa Road and West Peltason Drive. A parking attendant will be present to assist you.

If you want to see Batch 7 on an interactive map, click here: https://map.uci.edu/?id=463#!m/367497

Please direct your questions to Marc Kanda to [email protected]

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