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Small by Small: A conversation with author Ike Anya

When: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: 620 Library Place, African Studies, Program of, Evanston, IL 60208 Evanston map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Program of African Studies   (847) 491-7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Sponsor: Sandstone Press

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Social, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


Join us at this special pre publication event, Ike’s first public reading in North America from his first book Small By Small: Becoming A Doctor in 1990s Nigeria, hosted by The Program of African Studies, two weeks before the official publication day.

Ike will read brief excerpts from the book and discuss with Northwestern faculty member Adia Benton why and how he came to write this rare example of a contemporary medical memoir emerging from a non-Western perspective.

A Q&A  session will close the event. 
A limited number of books will be available for sale at the venue, the first physical copies to be sold anywhere in the world! There will be an opportunity to get any purchases signed by Ike at the end of the event .

Light refreshments will be served. 

Bio: Ike Anya is a consultant in public health medicine who works in Nigeria and the UK, most recently supporting the NHS response to COVID in Scotland. An honorary lecturer in public health at Imperial College, with research interests in global health, ethics and infectious disease, he teaches at Bristol University & the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. A 2007 TED Global Fellow, he co-founded Nigeria Health Watch, EpiAfric, TEDxEuston and the Abuja Literary Society.

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