Fifty Years of African Writing: Novels, Filmmaking, Criticism


A lecture series coordinated by Professor Francoise Lionnet


Monday, February 14, 2011
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

From Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart to contemporary screenwriting, from the continent to the diaspora, the dynamism of African creators keeps pace with the global transformations of culture. This series will feature an expatriate filmmaker with a unique comedic talent, a Francophone novelist-autobiographer, and a critic whose editorial work at the helm of the premier journal in the field shapes future trends.

Speakers:


Pascal Atuma

Monday, February 14

314 Royce Hall 4:30pm

Nigerian actor, comedian, screenwriter, director and producer, Only in America (2005), My American Nurse (2005), Hurricane in the Rose Garden (2009), among others.


Ken Bugul, (Mariètou Mbaye Biléoma)

Tuesday, February 22

6275 Bunche Hall (6th Floor)4:30pm

Senegalese Francophone novelist Author of The Abandoned Baobab (1982), La folie et la mort (2000), Mes hommes à moi (2008), among others.


Kwaku Larbi Korang- Author of Authors: Chinua Achebe and the African Institution of the Modern (Literary) Author-Function

Monday February 28

10383 Bunche Hall 4:30pm

Editor, Research in African Literature, Department of African American and African Studies & Department of Comparative Studies, Ohio State University. Author of Writing Ghana, Imagining Africa: Nation and African Modernity (2004)

 

These presentations are part of the UCLA African Studies Center Monday Africa Seminar Series (MASS), funded by a grant from the UCLA International Institute and are co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, and the Mellon Postdoctoral Program: Cultures in Transnational Perspective.

Special Instructions

Pay-by-space and all-day ($10) parking available in lot 3.


Cost : Free and open to the public.

For more information please contact:

UCLA African Studies CenterTel: 310-825-3686

africa@international.ucla.edu


www.international.ucla.edu/africa


Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, The UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, and the Mellon Postdoctoral Program "Cultures in Transnational Perspective".

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