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African Popular Cultures - A Workshop at the University of Sussex

March 12, 2012

African Popular Cultures: A Workshop at the University of Sussex. April 16, 2012. 2 – 6pm
with Dr Chris Warnes (Cambridge), and Assistant Professor Jesse Weaver Shipley (Haverford, US).

Chris Warnes, Faculty of English, St John’s College, Cambridge:
‘Reading the South African Romance: Allegories of Empowerment’.

Jesse Weaver Shipley, anthropologist, filmmaker, and artist who is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and coordinator of Africana Studies at Haverford College:
‘Race, Travel, and the Aesthetics of Exaggeration in African Popular Culture’.

WITH film screening and Q&A of Shipley’s new film, a ficto-documentary entitled Is It Sweet: Tales of an African Superstar in New York (2012).

‘African Popular Cultures’ is free.
There is no need to register but please RSVP to k.e.reid@sussex.ac.uk.

Organised by Professor Steph Newell and Katie Reid.