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Africa Writes 2015 - Emergent Discourse on African Literature

Africa Writes 2015 - Emergent Discourse on African Literature

Friday 3 July 14:00 – 15:30
Africa Writes 2015 at the British Library

Academic discourse on African literatures is characterised by a continuous and lively process of debate, reassessment of theories and redefinition of terms. The very concept of ‘African literature’ is a problematic one because it conveys a certain homogeneity, ignoring the wide diversity of written and oral literatures stemming from the continent and the diaspora. The aim is to showcase new and emergent trends in approaches to ‘African literature’.

With Ying Cheng (SOAS), Louisa Uchum Egbunike (SOAS), Rebecca Jones (University of Birmingham), Madhu Krishnan (University of Bristol), Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire (Centre for African Cultural Excellence), Emma Shercliff (UCL Institute of Education) and Victoria Smith (University of Warwick).
Chaired by Carli Coetzee, Editor of the Journal of African Cultural Studies.