Imbolo Mbue DC

97th Douglass Convocation

Saturday, May 12 2018 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Location: Antilles Field, Douglass Campus

The 97th Annual Douglass Convocation on Antilles Field celebrates the achievements of Douglass’ graduating students.  Share in the excitement as graduates join loved ones and friends, Rutgers and Douglass leaders, and student speakers to celebrate their accomplishments.

The convocation features Douglass alumna speaker Imbolo Mbue. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award, and was an Oprah's Book Club selection. Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and the Washington Post and a Best Book of the Year by close to a dozen publications, the novel has been translated into 10 languages, adapted into an opera, and optioned for a movie.

A native of the seaside town of Limbe, Cameroon and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia universities, Imbolo Mbue currently lives in New York City.