The John Brown Watson Memorial Library at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host alumna Aza Njeri for a book signing at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. The event is free and open to the public event.
Njeri is the author of the “Hip hop saved my life” workbook, a complimentary work to “One Mic” (Hip Hop saved my life), according to a news release.
“Njeri studied at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and earned a B.S. in psychology and studied under African scholars that groomed her to appreciate knowledge of self and enlightenment,” according to the release.
Njeri is an author, award-winning filmmaker, educator, and a second-generation Hip Hop recording artist who uses Hip Hop to inspire and enlighten others.
“True Hip hop is the cure,” Njeri said in the release. She believes truth can’t be censored and people must “use any means necessary” to share it.
“According to Njeri, her pen is her sword and she’s devoted to dispelling false doctrines while spreading truth and light. In her own word, her writing style is raw, hip, poignant and compassionate. She believes we all have a story but need the courage to share it,” according to the release.
She also began a comedy troupe and film-making career by creating conscious comedy sketches that challenged negative stereotypes of African Americans and created buzz with “Black girls Anthem” and rap parodies, according to release.