Small Magazines, Literary Networks & Self-Fashioning in Africa and the Diaspora
Sunday 1 July, British Library
12:30 – 13:45
With Christopher Ouma, Kate Wallis, Madhu Krishnan, Nancy Adimora, Dzekashu MacViban and Jama Musse Jama.
Exploring magazines in contemporary African literary culture with Dhaxalreeb Magazine, AFREADA, Bakwa Magazine and others. Through their role as sites of intimacy and collaboration, small magazines give rise to the creation of networks of affiliation which span regions and contexts. From the late days of empire to the present day, they have offered an outlet for the fostering of large-scale forms of activism and for the transmission of new orthodoxies for subjectivity, both individual and collective. This roundtable explores the corridors of storytelling which small magazines create and their role in contemporary African literary culture.