june, 2012

sat30jun12:15 pmsat1:00 amNEW WRITING FOR A 'NEW AFRICA'?12:15 pm - 1:00 am SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Event Details

Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Editor of Granta magazine, leads Ghanaian author B. Kojo Laing in conversation, discussing new writing in Africa and setting the scene for the festival.

B. Kojo Laing is acknowledged as one of the great literary innovators of the past 25 years. Flamboyantly inventive, learned, ironic, whimsical, political in the widest sense, his work challenges received notions of literary technique as well as the tame demarcation ‘African literature’. This conversation will explore the author’s literary influences and his personal innovation in a discussion of the novel and the emerging narratives, from the continent and its diaspora, that give expression to the contemporary African experience.

Time

(Saturday) 12:15 pm - 1:00 am

Location

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

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