Uganda Women Writers Association (FEMRITE) celebrates its 20th anniversary with an international conference. The conference will be a platform for writers, scholars, literary critics and other interested parties to engage, rethink and propose possible new directions for African Literature.
I will present a paper: Adichie in Sweden. African Women Writers, Social media and Cosmopolitan Feminism.
Excerpt from abstract: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies’s book We should all be feminists (2014) has become well known among Swedish youth. In December 2015 some 100,000 copies of the Swedish translation Alla borde vara feminister (2015) were distributed for free to Swedish senior high school students. This paper discusses Adichie’s We should all be feminists in terms of cosmopolitan feminism.
"For me feminism is about justice. I am a feminist because I want to live in a world that is more just"
2016 marks the golden anniversary of the publication of the novel Efuru by Flora Nwapa. Efuru is a novel by Flora Nwapa which was published in 1966 as number 26 in Heinemann’s African Writers Series, making it the first published book by an African woman writer.
Celebrating Flora Nwapa, Pioneer of African Women Literature. A number of events will be organized in Nigeria to celebrate Efuru@50.
I will attend the event and present the paper:
Cosmopolitan feminism. From Flora Nwapa’s Efuru to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We should all be feminists
Workshop in Uppsala, Sweden for all 26 sub-projects of the research program Cosmopolitan and vernacular dynamics in world literatures. Sharing and planning together for upcoming activities, including our first joint publication.
The Nordic Africa Days (NAD) is the biannual conference of the Nordic Africa Institute organised for the past 15 years in the Nordic countries, with participants representing the state of the art in African Studies and Africa related knowledge production. The Nordic Africa Days 2016 has a thematic focus on gender relations in contemporary Africa.
Theme: Gender and change: global challenges for Africa?
Kopano Ratele, University of South Africa and Maria Eriksson Baaz, University of Gothenburg and Nordic Africa Institute
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