Newark poet and professor Bimpé Fageyinbo reads Robeson

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Bimpé Fageyinbo (LinkedIn photo)
Urban News Staff Reports

Nigerian-American artist, published poet, photojournalist and professor Bimpé Fageyinbo is performing a staged reading of Paul Robeson’s writing and speeches on March 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Paul Robeson Galleries (54 Halsey Street, Newark).

A journalism professor at Rutger University-Newark, Fageyinbo will also perform pieces from her personal collection in response to the themes in Robeson’s work. Her current work utilizes poetry, prose and documentary photography to explore themes related to race, identity, faith and gender.

Fageyinbo obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies, and her Master’s in Public Administration. She is the author of two books of poetry, So Maybe That’s the Bee’s Weakness (2010), and What Was Me (2017), and is a contributing author of A Womb of Violet: An Anthology (2019).

She is a member of A Womb of Violet, a Black women’s artist collective, and is currently working on a third book of poetry, and a documentary about mobility in Nigeria.

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