AAAS Lecturer Timothy Ogene Offers African Lit Writer Conversations

September 14, 2021
Timothy Ogene

As part of his Fall 2021 course AFRAMER 115X - African Literature Now: Themes, Contexts, and Directions, AAAS Lecturer Timothy Ogene will open up some course sessions with guest writers who will share their work, take questions, and also provide contextual backstories relating to their work and process.  The sessions listed below will be co-led by Professor Ogene's students and are open to the AAAS Community with advance registration.   

Vamba Sherif, Liberian writer and author of Land of My Fathers
Date and Time: September 13, 12:45 PM
Topic: Liberian and Liberian diasporic literatures in the twenty-first century

Gloria Mwaniga, Kenyan writer and literary journalist
Topic: The short story and the changing landscape of literary journalism
Date and Time: September 27, 12:45 PM

Troy Onyango, Kenyan writer and founding editor of Lolwe
Date and Time: October 4, 12:45 PM
Topic: The role of prizes, small magazines, and literary communities in
contemporary African writing

Ukamaka Olisakwe, Nigerian essayist and novelist, founder of Isele, and author of Ogadinma
Topic: Narrating trauma and the traumatic
Date and Time: October 18, 12:45 PM

Jumoke Verrissimo, Nigerian poet and novelist, author of A Small Silence
Topic: The politics of language and everyday orality in contemporary African writing
Date and Time: October 25, 12:45 PM

Tendai Huchu (T. L. Huchu), Zimbabwean writer and author of The Library of the Dead
Topic: Unpacking Afrofuturism
Date and Time: November 29, 12:45 PM