Wednesday, October 25, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Forum for Scholars and Publics
Duke’s West Campus Quad
011 Old Chem
A light lunch will be served.
Photographer Fati Abubakar has embarked on a personal project to showcase her hometown of Borno State, Nigeria, in the time of Boko Haram. “Bits of Borno” on social media has gained critical acclaim and has been covered in media outlets including The New York Times, the BBC, Reuters, CNN, Voice of America, Newsweek Europe, Africa is a Country, and Nigerian newspapers such as ThisDay and The Blueprint. Abubakar will speak about documenting everyday life in Borno and share some of the photographs from this series. Her work can be viewed at instagram.com/bitsofborno.
Sponsored by the Duke Africa Initiative, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, and the Department of African and African American Studies.
A profile of Fati from the New York Times can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/world/africa/boko-haram-nigeria-maiduguri-bitsofborno.html
Further information about the event can be found here: https://fsp.trinity.duke.edu/projects/bits-borno