Setting: School of Advanced Study, University of London
Synopsis: London University hosted educators, artists, writers, and scholars to converge and discuss views on the state of (literary) AfroEuropeans. The conference afforded representatives from around the globe to assemble and raise conversations regarding AfroEuropean aesthetics. The famed Caryl Phillips and Ngugi Wa Thiong’o were in attendance and their literary visions impacted heavily upon the course of the discussions and exchanges.
African, migratory legacies were topics discussed by panels such as: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/AfroEuropeans
Music and Identity Politics
Art and Politics the New Scramble for Africa
The Black Atlantic *Rosetta Codling, PhD, presenting
The Dynamics of Black British Women’s Literature in the 21st Century
Critique: The most phenomenal aspect of the conference was the ability of the conference to incite and inspire conversations and debates beyond the confines of the walls of the conference. Dr. M’bare N’gom, a most celebrated scholar of Equatorial Guinean literature, rendered a fantastic presentation on the subject of place vs. space for the speakers of colonial languages within the African domain.
***Contact conference organizers for more information and transcripts of proceedings at: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us