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Knowing Africa: The Power of a Narrative on a Global Continent

Created: April 7, 2016
Knowing Africa: The Power of Narrative on a Global Continent
Graduate Student Conference
Program of African Studies
620 Library Place
Northwestern University
April 15-17 2016

The Program of African Studies at Northwestern University is hosting a graduate student conference to explore the intersections of narrative, knowledge, and the African experience. On the African continent, where geographic and cultural diversity is profound and inter-continental links have been an enduring facet of African social life all throughout history, whose voices prevail and when? How do different narratives matter to how we “know” Africa today? And what does this mean for how Africa becomes positioned in the world?

Conference highlights include:

  • Keynote address by Consul General Vuyiswe Tulelo (Consulate General of South Africa, Chicago)
  • Graduate student panels on nations and memory; gender and performance; land and migration; nationalism; media and representation; transantlanticism and exchange; science and religion; and insurgencies and rebellions.

For questions regarding this event, please contact the organizer.