The Schimmel Theatre on Pace’s NYC Campus is proud to welcome Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, for a panel discussion on African literary identity on Friday, September 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The panel includes Tope Folarin, 2013 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing for the short story “Miracle”; Carole Boyce Davies, Cornell University professor of English and Africana Studies; TMS Ruge, transnational, blogger, and co-founder of Hive Colab; and Hannah Pool, author of My Fathers’ Daughter and Guardian contributor. Uzodinma Iweala, award-winning author of Beasts of No Nation, will moderate.
“Africa’s Literary Identity: Who Defines It?” will open a conversation about the African identity in literature and who constructs it. The panel will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception with the panelists from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. To register, click here.