Mark Reeves is a Ph.D candidate at University of North Carolina whose research focuses on the global history of anticolonialism in the 20th century, especially intersections between anticolonialism and various forms of internationalism. He recently visited University of Nigeria, Nsukka library to further embark on his research topic tentatively titled: “Lost Horizons: Anticolonial Internationalism, 1930-1970,” compares the careers of four anticolonialists from different regions: Shukri al-Quwatli (1892-1967), the first president of Syria; V.K. Krishna Menon (1896-1974), the Indian diplomat and Minister of Defense; Carlos Romulo (1898-1985), the journalist and diplomat from the Philippines; and Nnamdi Azikiwe (1902-96), activist editor and first president of Nigeria.” (Click to learn more).
In connection with his research title, he visited the Africana Section of the Library, and paid a special visit to Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe’s house located at Onuiyi, Nsukka. Mark was warmly welcomed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Charles Igwe. His contact person in the library was Mr. Vincent Ekwelem, Deputy University Librarian (Technical Services).
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The World Book Day was marked today, 2nd March 2017 in University of Nigeria by the University Library, popularly called ‘Nnamdi Aziwe Library’. The library currently functions under the leadership of Professor Chinwe N. Ezeani – the first female University Librarian of the University. In commemorating the World Book Day, the library organised a display area for students and other readers. Current books and reference materials of varied subjects were selected for display.
The event was announced on the library Website, Blog, Facebook and Twitter Pages. It was amazing to see readers flood the display area to view the materials on display. Provision was made for the readers to request for their materials of interest on a register and also leave their feedbacks or comments. Many of the readers gave positive feedbacks concerning the event which will be shared on our blog soon.
Today, 2nd March, 2017 is World Book Day and the library wishes to inform her readers, that there will be a display of current and interesting books to mark this day. Venue is at the OPAC Area. Come and have request for books and read more books and also come with queries to be answered on the spot. A lot more will follow, thanks and welcome!
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A picture of the Vice Chancellor and other University of Nigeria participants with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Lund University, in the training on Entrepreneurship, Innovation ecosystem and Science Parks at Lund University Main Hall on Monday, February 20, 2017.