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Every year Durham's Bimbé Festival sponsors a series of readings that celebrate the African diaspora. This year, the fest brings to the Triangle Charles Henry Rowell, editor of the anthology Making Callaloo: 25 Years of Black Literature (pictured), a collection of poetry and fiction by some of the most influential names in black literature today. The anthology is international in scope, and includes such luminaries as Gerald Barrax, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Randall Kenan, Audre Lorde and John Edgar Wideman. Rowell will read from and discuss the anthology and his publication, Callaloo: A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, at the New Hope Commons Barnes & Noble in Durham on Wednesday, May 8, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Call 489-3012 for details.

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