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Festac Baby - A play in Three Acts

 by Weruche Uzoka. 

Coming soon

📚✨ Meet the Author: WeruchÉ  Uzoka ✨📚

Hey there, bookworms! 📖🐛 We have a special treat for you today! Join us for an exciting Facebook Live interview with the author, Weruché Uzoka, as she talks about her captivating "Princess Naku Series," a collection of 57 children's books that delve into the rich tapestry of Africa's 54 countries and 2 disputed territories.

🗓 **Date:** Sept. 26, 2023

🕕 **Time:** TBA

📍 **Location:** East Hartford Public Library's Youtube Page

An East Hartford Public Library host will be guiding the conversation with Weruché in the East Hartford Library's "Meet the Author" Series. They'll discuss the inspiration behind the series, the importance of cultural diversity in children's literature, and the fascinating journey of creating engaging stories that showcase the beauty and diversity of the African continent.

Weruché Uzoka is not only an accomplished author but also a passionate advocate for education and cultural awareness. Her "Princess Naku Series" is not just a literary adventure but a celebration of African heritage and a wonderful resource for young readers eager to explore the world around them.

Got questions for Weruché? Want to know more about her writing process, the characters in her books, or her vision for the future of children's literature? Drop your questions in the comments below, and we'll make sure to ask them during the interview!

Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and let's embark on a literary journey through Africa's enchanting stories with Weruché Uzoka 🌍📖 See you there! 🤗📚 #MeetTheAuthor #PrincessNakuSeries #ChildrensBooks #AfricanLiterature #DiverseBooks #EHPLReads

Isaiah 41:10

"Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

Celebrating African Women's Day - July 31, 2023

Happy Pan African Women's Day, celebrated by the African Union on July 31st each year. Today, we celebrate and honor the incredible strength, resilience, sacrifice, and countless accomplishments of our foremothers and African women as a whole. On this special day, we honor the invaluable contributions African women have made and continue to make to the economic, social, and political landscape of our communities, our countries, and our continent.

African women have been at the forefront of groundbreaking achievements, shattering glass ceilings, and paving the way for future generations. Their unwavering determination, passion, and creativity have transformed industries, sparked innovation, and championed social justice causes. Their voices have been vital in advocating for gender equality, uplifting communities, and driving positive change.

From entrepreneurs to activists, artists to scientists, leaders to caregivers, African women have shown us the limitless possibilities when passion meets resilience. They have been the catalysts of progress, challenging norms and stereotypes, and redefining what it means to be a formidable force in society.

Today, let us celebrate the African women who have paved the way and continue to serve as beacons of inspiration. Let us honor the countless unsung heroes whose contributions may go unseen but are deeply felt by those they touch. Let us stand in solidarity with African women, amplifying their voices, recognizing their worth, and supporting their dreams.

On this African Women's Day, let us commit to building a world of equal opportunities, where every African woman is empowered to thrive, fulfill her potential, and contribute to the development of her community and our continent as a whole. Together, we can create a future where every girl and woman is treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.

Happy African Women's Day to all the remarkable women who have shaped our past, are transforming our present, and will continue to inspire generations to come. We are grateful for your vision, your strength, and your unwavering spirit. Today and every day, we celebrate you.  #AfricanWomensDay"

"Do not underestimate the power of your voice to help put an end to injustices."

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." — Peter Drucker

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