Renowned scholar, writer, performer, teacher and master storyteller

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Dr. Njoki McElroy

Playwright, storyteller, performer, Njoki McElroy taught Performance Studies of Black Literature for thirty-five years at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  She is currently an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  A number of her short stories have been published in anthologies and her plays have been produced on college campuses and on the professional stage. Along with Joyce Carol Oates, Ntozake Shange and Rita Dove, Dr. McElroy’s short story appears in the acclaimed anthology From Daughters to Mothers: I’ve Always Meant to Tell you. She is the author of Black Journey and African Folktales Guide for Improved Listening and Learning Skills. She resides in Dallas and the Chicago area.