One of UNC Charlotte’s most prolific and celebrated poets will take listeners on a compelling poetic journey on Tuesday, March 26 at UNC Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library.
Tanure Ojaide, a native of Nigeria and the author of “The Beauty I Have Seen,” will present the final talk of the 2012-2013 Personally Speaking series, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Atkins Library. The 6:30 p.m. public talk is free and will be in the Dale Halton Reading Room of the library. The doors open at 6:15 p.m., and a reception will follow the talk. Parking tokens will be provided. RSVP to CLASemail@example.com.
In the book and his talk, Ojaide turns to his life’s experiences to create phases of the poetic journey, ranging from the poet — or minstrel — as a public figure, a traveller and observer of humanity, to one grounded in the landscape and fate of his native land. His voice is at once passionate and restrained, relaxed and poignant, blending African oral traditions with modern techniques.