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Event: Writing the South African City Colloquium, 16-17 June 2016, London

June 8, 2016

Writing the South African City

LSE, London

16th-17th June

 courtesy of Jodi Bieber. 'Westbury', from 'Between Dogs and Wolves: Growing up with South Africa' (2006)

Event: 28 June. An evening in conversation with the 2016 Caine Prize shortlisted authors

June 8, 2016

Event Description

An evening to present and converse with the shortlist of the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing, chaired by Dr Gus Casely-Hayford (SOAS).

Event: Performance of "The Immigrant" London July 3 2016

May 24, 2016

The Immigrant by Joy Gharoro- Akpojotor is a provocative play that explores what the world would look like if Africa was the most powerful continent in the World

Set in 2116, Oliver, a Brit seeking asylum in the African Union is in detention. Here he pleads his case to Usman, an African border official, who isn’t fond of immigrants. What ensues is a battle of words and stories neither is truly prepared for.

Part of Africa Writes, a vibrant programme of events showcasing the best new writing from across the continent and the Diaspora.

In association with the Royal African Society

Event: On Being a Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi in Conversation. London 2 July 2016

May 24, 2016

Nawal El Saadawi draws on her epic life story and prolific writing

The internationally renowned writer, novelist, psychiatrist and fighter for women’s rights was born in 1931, in a village outside Cairo, and wrote her first novel at the age of 13.

Conference:Developing the next generation of researchers Ebonyi State University, Nigeria 21-23 June

May 24, 2016

Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria, 21-23 June 2016

This workshop, an initiative of Ebonyi State University being organised in collaboration with the ACU, will explore innovative approaches to academic mentoring and career development for emerging researchers.

In a period of fast-paced change and growth in higher education, early career researchers find themselves confronted with a wider array of challenges than ever before. With growing student numbers, greater competition for research funding, and ever more exacting demands from funders, a reflective and proactive approach to developing academic skills is becoming increasingly critical to a flourishing research career.

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