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 Sustainable Development Goals 2015 -2030 unfolds in the coming years, how will African and other writers from multiple genres and through varied media capture the stories that matter? From investigative journalism which brings a critical analysis to the deployment of aid on the continent, to literary memoirs and travel narratives that offer grassroots perspectives of the lives of Africans being impacted, we explore these narratives, their contribution to accountability, and the importance of African voices and agency on the issues at hand.

With Fatimah Kelleher, Emma Dabiri, Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire and James Copnall. Chair: Eliza Anyangwe.

Image Credit: Blackboard blogging in Liberia, Ambient Accountability.