The month of February in the United States is Black History Month, a month where activities are arranged to remind the country of the contributions of the African diaspora to the progress of the United States.
The month has also been tagged the “Discover Languages Month” by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (actfl). It is for this second reason that I will be speaking in the Plasma Lounge of the Foreign Languages Department on Wednesday 3rd February to an audience of staff, students and colleagues on the topic “Exploring Yoruba Through American Eyes“.
Nobody knows this yet, but I haven’t finalized my presentation yet. Shhhh. Now you know. So if you don’t see me here in the next couple of days, you know what I’m doing. Wish me luck.
In other news, I got a call from the proprietors of Nubia Cafe who have chanced on this blog and my account of my first visit there to eat pounded yam. What do they want? Having also read what we’re doing on this blog to raise money for Jos and for Haiti, they are extending an invitation to me to come exhibit my photography in the premises of the restaurant in St. Louis during this month, maybe on a weekend. I think it’s a good idea, don’t you?
Besides the above, everything else is fine, and cool. Well, “cold” is more like it. We are getting snow once again.