Latest Past Events

Subjectivities of Migration: Reading by Elleke Boehmer

Pierre Boulez Saal, Barenboim-Said Akademie Französische Straße 33 D, Berlin

On 13 September 2021, Elleke will read from To the Volcano and be in conversation with Kai Wiegandt at the Barenboim-Said Akademie. The reading will be accompanied by musical performances featuring students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie. Read more and buy tickets


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

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,...

African Studies Centre Seminar: Elleke in conversation with Wale Adebanwi

Oxford's African Studies Centre Seminar will be held online this term, at 3:30 pm on Thursdays. All are welcome. For our first seminar on Thursday, October 15, at 3:30 pm, we will be hosting Elleke Boehmer (University of Oxford) in conversation with Wale Adebanwi (University of Oxford). Professor Boehmer will be speaking about her book,...