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Event: Cassava Republic Press Salon with Hawa Jande Golakai and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, 27 May 2016

May 18, 2016

Cassava Republic Press Salon with Hawa Jande Golakai and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Friday, 27 May 2016, 7pm

Waterstones, 203/206 Piccadilly, W1J 9HD London, United Kingdom

Join Cassava Republic Press for an evening of author readings and discussion to celebrate the launch ofHawa Jande Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Season of Crimson Blossoms, hosted by Margie Orford, journalist, film director and author of Water Music.

H. J. Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect is a gripping addition to the African crime genre. 

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Event: Safe House: Exploring Creative Non-Fiction from Africa May 31st

May 17, 2016

Safe House: Exploring Creative Non-Fiction from Africa

Tuesday 31 May 2016, 7:00 PM 

The Frontline Club is delighted to partner with Cassava Republic Press for an exploration of new African writing on the release of Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction. Published in partnership with Commonwealth Writers, the anthology brings nuanced perspectives to the stories behind the headlines, and highlights contemporary issues across the continent.

We will be joined by three of the contributors to Safe House: South African-based author Mark Gevisser, who chronicles the travails of a young, gay Ugandan man living as a refugee in Kenya; crime writer and medical immunologist Hawa Golakai, who presents the Ebola crisis as it unfolds in Liberia through a series of diary entries; and writer Kevin Eze, who reflects on the lives of Chinese migrants living in Senegal’s capital. Join us to discuss the convergence and divergence between journalism and creative non-fiction around the coverage of contemporary issues in Africa.

Event: The 2nd African Film Public Lecture SOAS

May 17, 2016

As part of the Centre for Film Studies annual PhD symposium, Samba Gadjigo will discuss his documentary 'Sembéne!', which tells the story of the "father of African cinema," the self-taught novelist and filmmaker Ousmane Sembéne.

Speaker: Samba Gadjigo

Chair: Lindiwe Dovey (SOAS)

Samba Gadjigo is the director of the documentary 'Making of Moolaade', is the world’s foremost expert on the life and work of Ousmane Sembéne and author of Sembéne’s official biography. He was born and raised in Senegal and is professor of African Studies and French at Mt. Holyoke College.

Contact email: cas@soas.ac.uk

Event: An eye for the “other” 18 May London

May 16, 2016

Representations of alterity in contemporary postcolonial “texts”, 18 May 2016, London

Finishes: 18 May 2016 Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: L67

Type of Event: Forum

Series: CCLPS Critical Forum

The condition of postcoloniality, which some argue characterises the contemporary world and its narrative reproductions, raises important questions about how to critically conceptualise the postcolonial nation-state and its constitutional inclusion of ethnocultural difference.  Both postcolonial theory and postcolonial “texts” caution against normative, hegemonic representations. Analyses of the nation-state, ethnocultural variegation and alterity within the postcolonial “text” must be developed with this critique in mind.

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In this post-graduate seminar, organized within the Critical Forum Series of the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies and co-hosted by English Studies at SOAS, three PhD students will share their research related to the challenges of transcending normative, hegemonic representations of alterity, the nation-state and identity.

Event: Seeking Sanctuary in a World with Witchcraft

May 13, 2016

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