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Moby-Dick Through a Nigerian Lens

As part of NKU’s lecture series Six@Six, join us for a new look at Melville’s classic Moby Dick with NKU professor Bob Wallace and NKU student Onyinye “Onyi” Uwolloh.

Dr. Bob Wallace, an internationally known Melville scholar, and his student Onyinye Uwolloh will explore “Moby-Dick through Ishmael na my name,” the sequence of haiku in the Pidgin English of Ony’s native Nigeria that she created as her final project in his course on Moby-Dick and the Arts. They will then explore Benito Cereno, Melville’s story about an African slave revolt, from her Nigerian perspective enriched by the most recent historical, literary, and artistic interpretations of that story. Their dual presentation will provide new insights into the value of the stories Melville wrote in the 1850s for the global, post-Colonial world of the early 21st Century.

Registration available via NKU HERE