The Transatlantic, Africa & its Diaspora

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This event has now taken place, but you can watch Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's keynote lecture on "The Transatlantic, Africa and the Diaspora" here. For more information about Callaloo please visit their website. For related events please visit the Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Twentieth Century network page.


This term we are delighted to be hosting Callaloo, the leading African diaspora scholarly organisation, for their annual conference, which will be held in Europe for the first time on 27-30 November 2013.

This conference advances and challenges the newest theoretical scholarship emerging from the interdisciplinary fields of USA-derived Diaspora Studies and British-derived Trans-Atlantic Studies, as these fields have diverged and converged in relation to the idea of Africa. “The Transatlantic, Africa & its Diaspora” also showcases African Diasporan creative writers, established and emerging, from Africa, the Caribbean, the UK, and the USA for readings in Oxford and London.

Featuring a number of African, British, Caribbean, European, and American intellectuals and creative writers, including such figures as David Anderson, Joan Anim-Addo, Elleke Boehmer, Charles Henry Rowell, Carole Boyce Davies, Thadious Davis, Brent Hayes Edwards, Simon Gikandi, Eddie Glaude, Yusef Komunyakaa, Helene Neveu Kringelbach, Lloyd Pratt, Jean-Paul Rocchi, Marlon Ross, Hortense Spillers, Natasha Trethewey, Professor Stephen Tuck (Director of TORCH), Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Corey Walker, John Edgar Wideman, Dagmawi Woubshet, and others.


For the conference programme click here.
View and download the conference poster here.
On Tuesday 19th November Callaloo presented a creative writing workshop. View the poster here.


Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

Audience: Open to all
Media: The Trans-Atlantic, Africa & its Diaspora

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