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?
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
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.
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
'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.
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
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
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.
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.