Various conferences,workshops, festivals and other events where I present my research, while learning from other participants. Suggestions for interesting events are welcome.



Conference dates: 29 November-11 December 2016

Venue: Lagos, Abuja, Maiduguri, Enugu in Nigeria



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 attended the event and presented the paper:

Cosmopolitan feminism. From Flora Nwapa’s Efuru to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We should all be feminists


Flora Nwapa's Literary Legacy


Date: 16 April 2018 at 17:30

Venue: Stockholm City Library/International Library

Website: International Library


Samtal om Flora Nwapa (1931-1993), den första internationellt publicerade kvinnliga författaren i Afrika. Nwapas roman Efuru (1966) banade vägen för kvinnliga afrikanska författare. Hon startade även förlaget TANA Press, vilket gjorde henne till Nigerias och även Afrikas första kvinnliga förläggare.

Möt Flora Nwapas son Uzoma Nwakuche som nu driver TANA Press i ett samtal med docent Paula Uimonen, som forskar om kvinnliga afrikanska författare i ett forskningsprogram om världslitteratur. In English




Nordica Africa Days 2016


Conference dates: 23-24 September 2016

Venue: Uppsala, Sweden



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?


Keynote Speakers:

Kopano Ratele, University of South Africa and Maria Eriksson Baaz, University of Gothenburg and Nordic Africa Institute



Flora Nwapa and African Women in World Literature


Date: 14 April 2018 at 15:30-16:10

Venue: House of Culture, Stockholm

Website: Stockholm Literature Fair 2018


Samtal om kvinnligt författarskap i Afrika.

Medverkande: Uzoma Nwakuche, TANA Press Nigeria, Stefan Helgesson och Paula Uimonen, Stockholms universitet. (Samtalsspråk engelska.) Flora Nwapa var den första internationellt publicerade kvinnliga författaren i Afrika. Trots pionjärverket Efuru (1966) är hon inte så uppmärksammad i världslitteraturen. Hur ser det ut för dagens kvinnliga författare i Afrika? Vilka slår igenom internationellt? Vilka översätts till svenska? Och vad skriver de om?

Arrangör: Stockholms universitet, Internationella biblioteket

Plats: Foajé 3

Längd: 40 min

In English




FEMRITE@20-Rethinking African Literature


Conference Dates: 28th-30th July 2016

Venue: School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Web site:


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.

Kvinnor med kraft att förändra en kontinent


Date: 26 October 2017

Venue: Kulturhuset Fanfaren, Farsta, Sweden

Website: Vetenskap för vetgiriga


Hur är det att vara kvinnlig författare i afrikanska sammanhang? Vad betyder Afrika i världslitteraturen? och Hur ser kvinnliga författare i Nigeria och Tanzania på litteraturens förmåga att förändra kvinnors position i det afrikanska samhället? En föreläsning om afrikanska kvinnliga författare, feminism och kosmopolitism med Paula Uimonen, docent i socialantropologi.


"For me feminism is about justice. I am a feminist because I want to live in a world that is more just"



Department of Social Anthropology

Stockholm University


Books by African Women

One world - One humanity

For me feminism is about justice.

I am a feminist because I want to live in a world that is more just.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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