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'Mystery of Ancient Africa' conference headed for Merriweather Library

The Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library will host a conference next month called "The Mystery of Ancient Africa: A Stolen Legacy Restored."

Buffalo author Emmanuel Kulu Jr. will speak about the importance of restoring African imagery to the world's perception of ancient Egypt, which is in the northeast part of the African continent.  His book, a work of historical fiction called "I, Black Pharaoh: Rise to Power," is scheduled for release by Christmas.

The conference will also feature talks by motivational speaker Emery McMillan, holistic healer Kathleen Richardson and Samantha Jonas-Rongo, owner of African goods retailer Soular Products. It will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at the library, 1324 Jefferson Ave.

Admission is $10 and includes African food from Mandela Market and Lucy East African Cuisine. For more information, call 507-2694.

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