ASAUK 2014 Biennial Conference, 9 – 11 September 2014

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. 

Please follow this link to register. There are a number of different registration rates which are detailed on the conference website.

You can follow also follow the development of the conference on Facebook.



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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2 replies

  1. The Sussex Africa Centre will have its official launch at ASAUK14 too – late afternoon on the 9th: am looking forward to the acknowledgement of the legacy of AFRAS (African and Asian Studies) at Sussex to the SAC (I remember AFRAS days at Sussex – you could take your degree – whichever it may be – through the AFRAS pathway). The SAC’s website states that it aims to continue the interdisciplinary, transnational, creative and independent scholarship AFRAS fostered, as well as its history of activism and practical engagement. More at SAC’s website:

  2. Reblogged this on Choreo Confero and commented:
    Dance, Socio-cultural change and Identity politics in African History will be a panel I will be presenting on at this conference. It promises to be good.

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