Africa’s Literary Identity: Who Defines It?

On Friday, September 27, distinguished writers share their perspectives on how African identity is portrayed in contemporary literature, and how their concept of identity informs their work.

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.