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Literature and the Politics of the Past in Southern Africa: Petina Gappah and Elleke Boehmer in conversation (online)

7 May 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Portraits of Petina Gappah and Elleke Boehmer

In this public online event, acclaimed authors Petina Gappah and Elleke Boehmer engage in a dialogue around the theme ‘the politics of the past’, with a special focus on Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. Drawing on their professional, personal and literary perspectives, they will address questions related to the role played by various versions of the past in diverse political discourses and projects. In addition to their reflections and conversations, each writer will read from their own texts. There will be time towards the end for Q&A. The event will be hosted and moderated by cultural and literary scholar, Astrid Rasch.

Please follow this link to register for the event.

For more on the project, see at:  https://www.ntnu.edu/isl/literatures-of-change.

The event is co-convened by a group of Nordic-based scholars: Astrid Rasch, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Amanda Hammar, University of Copenhagen; Minna Johanna Niemi, The Arctic University of Norway; Lena Englund, University of Eastern Finland; and Nicklas Hållén, Karlstad University.


Centre for African Studies, University of Copenhagen