ASAUK Conference 2014
University of Sussex
Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th September
The conference programme is made up of an exciting range of panel discussions and keynote speeches. The full programme for the conference can be downloaded here. Highlights include:
9th September 2014
Africa in Words will host readings by writers at the University of Sussex from 12.30pm.
The conference panels begin at 2pm and panels will be followed by a welcome reception with food and refreshments in the evening.
Culture Stream Keynote: Audrey Gadzekpo – Ghana Muntie; London is Calling: Historicising Cultural Production from a Radio Memoir
Labour, Insecurity and Violence in South Africa Stream Keynote: Peter Alexander – Title TBC
10th September 2014
Literature Stream Keynote: Billy Kahora – Kwani – From Literary Network to Continental Publisher
Congo Stream Keynote: Yossa Way – The Anglican Church of Congo: A Local and International Church
Journal of African Studies Annual Lecture: Dunbar Moody – Title TBC
Following four sets of panels on 10th September, the conference keynote will be given in the evening by Walter Bgoya, managing director of Mkuki na Nyota (independent scholarly publishing company in Dar es Salaam).
Keynote by Walter Bgoya
The conference keynote titled ’50 Years of independence: Reflections on the Role of Progressive African Intellectuals’ will be given by Walter Bgoya on the 10th September.
The managing director of Mkuki na Nyota, an independent scholarly publishing company in Dar es Salaam, will reflect on his own intellectual history and explore how African intellectuals measure up when judged against Julius Nyerere’s exhortation that: ‘intellectuals have a special contribution to make to the development of our nation, and to Africa’.
11th September 2014
Presidential Address by Steph Newell – African Studies Across Disciplines
The Conference panels will finish at 3pm.
The deadline for registration has been extended to Thursday 14th August.
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Africa in Words is also excited to announce that we will be opening the conference by hosting readings with authors Billy Kahora and Jennifer Makumbi on Tuesday 9th September at 12.30. Billy Kahora and Jennifer Makumbi will read from their latest works and answer questions for the audience. There will also be an open mic session, open to any writers in the audience to read from their own work. More details will be released on Africa in Words soon.
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