Afrika Kolloquium - Virtual Launch: "African Cultural Imaginaries and (Post-)Development Thought" - new special issue of Journal of African Cultural Studies (JACS)

08.11.2022 17:00

A talk with Veronica Barnsley, University of Sheffield / Eve Nabulya, Makerere University and Stellenbosch University / Betty Okot, Makerere University / James Wachira, University of Nairobi / Carli Coetzee, Journal of African Cultural Studies / Martina Kopf, University of Vienna

Chair: Martina Kopf

The editors and contributors of "African Cultural Imaginaries and (Post-)Development Thought," invite you to attend a virtual discussion of their new special issue of Journal of African Cultural Studies (JACS)

The issue brings together a group of scholars from the fields of literary studies, African studies, global history and social science at universities in Africa and Europe who examine diverse bodies of writing and oral culture mostly from East Africa – from Swahili utenzi and shairi poetry of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Acholi proverbs and Luganda folktales to novels, novellas and short stories written in English – on questions of cultural ideals of progress, gender and land rights, conservation, neoliberal globalisation and health. The authors provide material, conceptual and methodological impulses for advancing African literatures as a field of knowledge in the theory and critique of development.

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Tuesday, 8. November 2022, 5pm (CET)
This event will be held online! Join us via Zoom