Willimantic, Conn. – With the spring 2015 semester coming to an end, the Department of English at Eastern Connecticut State University brought acclaimed Nigerian author Okey Ndibe to speak on campus. Ndibe is the author of “Arrows of Rain” and “Foreign Gods,” which he read excerpts from during his presentation. Ndibe now lives in West Hartford, where he is a dedicated advocate for African literature and campaigns tirelessly so that the voices of Africans can be heard.
Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 161 of Connecticut’s 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 23 other states and 52 other countries. A residential campus offering 40 majors and 56 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked in the top 30 public universities in the North Region, by U.S. News and World Report in its 2015 Best College ratings, Eastern has also been awarded “Green Campus” status by the U.S. Green Building Council five years in a row. For more information, visit www.easternct.edu.