AiW Guest Emily Hogg and Benjamin Poore. In 2006 The New York Times reported that Jacob Zuma’s defence during his trial for rape was rooted in claims he made about the traditions and customs of Zulu culture. The Times wrote: “His… Read More ›
Yari Yari Ntoaso: Continuing the Dialogue is a symposium of literature by women of African descent taking place in Accra, Ghana, May 16-19, 2013. This free gathering will put writers, critics, and readers from across Africa, the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean in dialogue with… Read More ›
Conference of the Maghreb Studies Association | L’Association des Études du Maghreb (24-25 June 2013)
Colonial Heritage in the Middle East and the Maghreb: the Shaping of Hopes and Perspectives Mansfield College, Oxford: 24-25 June 2013 The aim of the conference is to examine how European colonialism and great power rivalry in the Middle East and… Read More ›
Conference 23-24 March 2013 / 9am-5pm SOAS, University of London Programme and registration details below (online registration closes at noon on March 21). The workshop is inspired by recent scholarship that examines the intersection between forms of communication and the… Read More ›
ASAUK @ 50 1963-2013 To mark the 50th anniversary of the ASAUK, a wide range of events will be taking place throughout 2013.
Upcoming Africa-related and free exhibitions at the British Museum, both with associated events (Sowei mask event Feb 16).
Sowei mask: spirit of Sierra Leone |14/02 – 28/04 14/02 – 21/04 | Social Fabric: African Textiles today
Exorcizing Afropolitanism: Binyavanga Wainaina explains why “I am a Pan-Africanist, not an Afropolitan” at ASAUK 2012
AiW Guest Stephanie Bosch Santana. Traces of Binyavanga Wainaina’s address, “I am a Pan-Africanist, not an Afropolitan”, delivered at September’s African Studies Association UK 2012 conference, have lingered with me over the past few months: the image of invisible digital networks of… Read More ›
Open Access and Research Publication: Making Sense of UK Government Proposals in African Studies. Monday 18 March 2013, 1-5pm. Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies, Senate House, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU. Since David Willetts, Minister of State… Read More ›
Tate are currently running a two-year project on African Art and its representation, with new acquisitions of modern and contemporary African art and a related programme in Africa. “The project invites local and international audiences to engage with artists, curators and… Read More ›
AiW Guest Rebecca Jones. 2012’s ASAUK conference at the University of Leeds was my first ever ASAUK conference, and I went anticipating some interesting panels on African literature, hoping to meet fellow scholars of Yoruba, and, to be honest, expecting a… Read More ›
African Studies Association of the UK Biennial Conference, 6-8th September 2012, University of Leeds
Last Autumn we – Katie and Kate – attended the African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) biennial conference, where we co-convened two panels under the rubric ‘The “post-millennial context” and African writing in English: Writing, production and reception since… Read More ›
Bookings open: History, Postcolonialism and Tradition – Third Biennial Conference of the Postcolonial Studies Association
History, Postcolonialism and Tradition Third Biennial Conference of the Postcolonial Studies Association 12-13 September 2013. Kingston University. Bookings have now opened for the Postcolonial Studies Association Conference, History, Postcolonialism and Tradition taking place on the 12 – 13 September 2013 at Penrhyn… Read More ›
AiW Guest Kate Nkanza. When I first heard about the African Book Festival, I was so excited that I paid for my pass for two days straight away.
More dates for your film diary: As well as Film Africa 2012 (see Jenny Greenshields’ AiW post on Film Africa here), there’s Africa in Motion – in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Just wanted to share information about the ‘African Book Festival’ happening in London at the end of the month. It is taking place over Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon.
AiW Guest Anthony Leaker. http://www.africaexpress.co.uk/ For those of you who can’t be bothered to read a long post here’s the conclusion: it was fantastic; you missed out; a genuinely once in a lifetime experience of incredible musicians and energised, inspiring, and… Read More ›
Quick update on the previous posts about the Open Book Festival, Cape Town, hosting the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference with 3 events – Censorship Today – a keynote by author Keith Gray, chaired by Mervyn Sloman, the Director of Open… Read More ›