Observing the White Gaze
Sunday 5 July
14.45 – 15.45, FREE
How does a shifting nexus of race and economics shape the writing and publication opportunities open to African writers and the perspective of African readers? How is the growth of new publishing initiatives on the continent changing the ways in which literature from Africa is read, produced and valued? Using Toni Morrison’s idea of the ‘white gaze’, this panel explores and contests the narrative that contemporary African writing is created by the global publishing industry. With A. Igoni Barrett, Goretti Kyomuhendo, Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire and Ayo Sogunro. Chaired by Dele Meiji Fatunla.
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