The World is A Bus: New Generation of Nigerian Writers Coming to Terms with Globalization

Professor Chi Eze, a global fellow at the UCLA International Institute, will discuss three of Nigeria's most recent award-winning writers, with a focus on how culture informs their writing, their vision of Africa, and their position on cultural globalization.

Monday, May 09, 2005
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10367 Bunche Hall
10th floor
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Chielozona Eze is from Nigeria and is currently a global fellow and visiting assistant professor at the UCLA International Institute. He received his Ph.D. in English/Philosophy from Purdue University. Dr. Eze specializes in Africana Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Philosophy of Culture and his research focuses on Culture, Resentment and Globalization. At UCLA, Dr. Eze examines globalization in Africa, cultural relativism, and self-determination in his larger project, Globalization and the Quest for Authenticity: An Anatomy of Africa's Cultural Resentment of the West.

During the Winter quarter at UCLA, Dr. Eze taught a seminar in Comparative Literature on "Cosmopolitan (Transnational) Impulses in Recent Ethnic Literature" and a course in English and African Studies on "African Culture through African Novels." He is fluent in Igbo, German, and English

Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 3 for $7.

For more information please contact:

James S. ColemanAfrican Studies Center

Tel: 310-825-3686

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, UCLA International Institute