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Wednesday, Jan 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 AM #ChinaToo: The Feminist Awakening in the People’s Republic
6:00 PM Dinner & Talk: Native Voices - Steve Newcomb
8:00 PM Music: Celso Piña
Thursday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: Vladimir Vysotsky, a Russian Cultural Legend
6:30 PM Kumeyaay Talks: Blood of the Band
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:00 PM Film: Lasciati Andare (Let Yourself Go!)
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
Friday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Talk: From a Rural Village in Mexico to Global Social Impact
7:30 PM Lecture: Leonardo - Tracing the Arc of the Renaissance
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Music: Ozomatli, Cut Chemist, Chali 2na
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Saturday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
7:00 PM An Evening of Middle Eastern Classical Music
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
9:00 PM Stage: Familiar
Sunday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
2:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
Monday, Jan 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Familiar
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:30 PM Cuban Dance Series Workshops
Wednesday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:00 PM Stage: Familiar
8:00 PM Beijing Dance Theater
Thursday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
Friday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Saturday, Feb 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
4:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Sunday, Feb 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM San Diego Black Film Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
2:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Monday, Feb 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Feb 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Familiar
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The Participant Observer International Book of the Month is Welcome to Lagos
by Chibundu Onuzo.

Twenty-six year old prodigy Chibundu Onuzo has published her second novel, to almost universal acclaim. With Nollywood-like storylines and clever turns in plot, the book paints an entertaining and funny picture of Lagos life and Nigerian politics. Five wildly disparate refugees from Nigeria's never-ending civil wars join up on the road to the big (read huge) city of Lagos, seeking freedom and fortune.

Once arrived, the hapless five set up camp in a deserted building, only to find that they are sharing space with their landlord, the corrupt Minister of Education, on the run with a suitcase full of money, $10 million to be exact. Next to appear is a crusading upper-crust journalist, a member of the cosmopolitan, well-traveled élite of Nigerian society. To continue would spoil the book. Suffice it to say that Onuzo's "ability to bring her characters to life, including the city of Lagos, perhaps the best-painted character of all, is impressive."—Helon Habila, The Guardian

Reviewed by The Economist ("…rich and poor, urban and rural, privileged and powerless, Muslim and Christian, Igbo and Yoruba - collide to spectacular effect…"), The Irish Examiner ("…a hugely accomplished and brilliantly drawn tragicomic farce about life in Nigeria…") and Amazon ("As moving as it is mesmerizing..."), Welcome to Lagos appears headed to the top of the charts.




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