Africa Writes invites abstract submissions from PhD students, early career scholars and independent researchers that open up ideas of, and approaches to, ‘African literatures’.
Academic discourse on African literatures is characterised by a continuous process of debate, reassessment of theories and redefinition of terms. The very concept of ‘African literature’ is a problematic one because it conveys a certain homogeneity, ignoring the wide diversity of written and oral literature stemming from the continent and the diaspora. By bringing together a range of exciting new scholarship, this session hosted at the British Library aims to open up the ideas of and approaches to ‘African literature’ represented at the festival.
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