Event: 7th African Popular Cultures Workshop (10th April, University of Sussex)

The School of English and the Centre for Creative and Critical Thought invite you to

the 7th African Popular Cultures Workshop at the University of Sussex

Tuesday 10th April 2018, 14.00pm – 21.00pm

The workshop, “East African Literary Cultures: from Writivism to Kintu and beyond”, will feature a documentary screening, Q&As, and conversation with Jennifer Makumbi, author of Kintu.

APCW 2018

The programme for the workshop is as follows:

14.00-15.00–Screening of a Sussex-sponsored documentary on the pan-African literary initiative Writivism followed by a Q & A session with the directorial team.
(Location: Fulton 103, University of Sussex)

15.00-16.00–East African Literary Cultures round table featuring John Masterson (Sussex), Kate Wallis (Exeter), Henry Brefo (Birmingham) and Niwagaba Roland Byagaba(Writivism).

-Refreshment break –

17.00-19.00–Jennifer Makumbi in conversation about her award-winning debut novel Kintu, with a book reading, Q & A session and concluding discussion.
(Location: Fulton G15, University of Sussex)


19.00-21.00–Reception in Dhabha cafe.


All welcome.

The African Popular Cultures Workshop is sponsored by Writivism, the School of English at the University of Sussex, and the Centre for Creative and Critical Thought at the University of Sussex.


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