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Centering Africa, the CAS Annual Lecture: We Have New Names

May 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Join CAS for the annual lecture of the year, with Ellah Wakatama, Editor-at-Large for Canongate. The title of this event is a response to NoViolet Bulawayo's Booker Prize shortlisted novel, We Need New Names. Wakatama will be exploring how new movements in genre fiction by writers from Africa and her Diaspora are providing new definitions and telling new stories about the past, present and future. The lens of this talk stems from a publisher/editor's perspective, with a focus on the meaning and impact of the works from a 'professional reader's' perspective. 

Event Sponsor: 
Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), Center for African Studies, African & African American Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing Program, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Department of English
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