Africa in the language of scholarship

Staff are invited to a talk by African writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o as part of the African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) conference, being held at the University from 6-8 September 2012.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o will lead the conference as guest keynote speaker and will be hosting a talk on ‘Africa in the Language of Scholarship’ which is to be open and free to all.

Ngugi studied at the University’s School of English in the 1960s and has gone on to become one of Africa’s pre-eminent writers and cultural and political commentators, also receiving an honorary doctorate from the University in 2004. 

The conference is being held in conjunction with Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) from Thursday 6 September to Saturday 8 September and will deal with a range of subjects including development, politics, the press, human rights and theatre, music and art.

‘Africa in the Language of Scholarship’ will be held:

On: Thursday 6 September

At: 6.15pm

In: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre

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The event is free and open to all.  Booking is not required. 

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