Category: Panel Discussions

Boiling a Great Plot: Contemporary Genre Fiction

Boiling a Great Plot: Contemporary Genre Fiction Sunday 3 July 14:30 – 15:45 FREE With writers Leye Adenle, Nikhil Singh and Frances Mensah Williams. Chaired by Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. From crime writing to international women’s fiction, sci-fi and fantasy – what are…

The 2016 Caine Prize Conversation

The 2016 Caine Prize Conversation Saturday 2 July  16:30 – 18:00 FREE The Caine Prize maps new directions in contemporary African writing. Join the 2016 shortlisted writers Abdul Adan, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Tope Folarin, Bongani Kona and Lidudumalingani. Chaired by…

Writing Africa’s Development: Narratives, Agency, Accountability

Writing Africa’s Development: Narratives, Agency, Accountability Saturday 2 July  12:00 – 13:15 FREE Who writes the narrative on Africa’s development trajectory?  Where are these narratives to be found, and how and why are they written? As work on the new UN…

Fresh Perspectives on African Literature

Fresh Perspectives on African Literature Friday 1 July 14.00 – 15.30 FREE Presenting exciting new scholarship from PhD students, early career scholars and independent researchers that opens up ideas of, and approaches to, ‘African literatures’. Panellists: Scott Newman (Northwestern University)…

Africa in Translation: Memory and Re-membering

Africa in Translation: Memory and Re-membering Friday 1 July 10.00 – 13.45 FREE This year, our annual symposium aims to explore the place of translation in the contested spaces of memory and re-membering, and its impact on society.  We look…