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MULOSIGE Reading List: The Significant Literary Geographies of African Festivals

By |2019-07-31T09:39:48+01:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Education and Taste, Horn of Africa, Literary Criticism, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

In an era where cultural festivals multiply, so-called African festivals have spread in Africa, but also outside of Africa, in major cities as well as in little-known villages, for example in provincial France. What are some of their implications and effects in the case of francophone African literature?

MULOSIGE’s Special Issue Part II: Worlding Genres and Refractions

By |2019-06-14T11:24:40+01:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Journals, Literary Criticism|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Professor Francesca Orsini and Laetitia Zecchini compiled Part II of the Special Issue: The Locations of (World) Literature: Perspectives from Africa and South Asia - Worlding Genres and Refractions. Orsini, Francesca and Letitia Zecchini (eds.) Special Issue: The Locations of (World) Literature: Perspectives from Africa and South Asia - Part II: Worlding Genres

Football and Migrant crises: Fatou Diome’s Le Ventre de l’Atlantique

By |2019-04-12T14:26:08+01:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Popular and Pulp Fiction, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published in 2003, Fatou Diome’s début novel Le Ventre de l’Atlantique (The Belly of the Atlantic) followed a defining moment in modern Franco-Senegalese history: the 2002 Fifa World Cup.

Postcolonial Print Cultures International Research Network

By |2017-12-08T13:36:53+01:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: , |Tags: , , |

MULOSIGE's Prof. Francesca Orsini and Dr. Sara Marzagora will be presenting at this event next month.   Schedule Thursday January 18, 2018 2-3:30pm: Session 1 Stephanie Newell (Yale), “Disconnecting the -Phone: Anglo-Scribes and Anglo-Literates in West African Newspaper History” Sara Marzagora (SOAS), “The Emperor, the Intellectuals and the Press: Print Culture and Class Formation in

Celebrating Online African Literature with The Brittle Paper Literary Awards

By |2019-04-12T14:31:48+01:00November 4th, 2017|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Horn of Africa, Maghreb|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

'Brittle Paper' founder Dr. Ainehi Edoro talks to Sana Goyal about how recognizing and promoting African literature online can fill in gaps left by traditional literary outlets and their gatekeepers.

English is an African Language- the Language of Coexistence

By |2019-04-12T14:32:20+01:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions, Maghreb, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Mauritanian writer Mohmed Bouya Bamba argues that English has practical advantages for interethnic and intercountry communication in Africa, so Africans should reclaim the language instead of waging a futile ideological war

English an African Language? Hay’ khona! (Nope)

By |2019-04-12T14:32:45+01:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Literary Criticism, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a response to recent articles in the Journal of African Cultural Studies, Wanga Gambushe (SOAS) asks whether English can be an African language from a particularly South African perspective

Multilingual Poetry: Kwame Write in Paris, Accra, Copenhagen

By |2019-04-12T14:35:33+01:00August 11th, 2017|Categories: Horn of Africa, Orality and Oral Forms, Past events, Poetry, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Poetry doesn't need to be completely understood to be experienced, making it an ideal medium for multilingual expression. Here multimodal artist Kwame Write talks to MULOSIGE about the language of water and about multilingualism in his life and work.

The Locations of (World) Literature: Perspectives from Africa and South Asia

By |2017-06-14T16:09:43+01:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , |

Two day workshop looking at the ways in which modern and contemporary South Asian and African writers who produce their work from specific locales consider their place in the world, in world literature, in the wider geographical regions or national literary histories.

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