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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

Organised by Professor Steph Newell and Katie Reid.