Pascal Atuma to Speak at UCLA’s Fifty Years of African Writing: Novels, Filmmaking, Criticism Seminar

Fifty Years of African Writing: Novels, Filmmaking, Criticism

A lecture series coordinated by Professor Francoise Lionnet
Monday, February 14, 2011
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095

From Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart to contemporary screenwriting, from the continent to the diaspora, the dynamism of African creators keeps pace with the global transformations of culture. This series will feature an expatriate filmmaker with a unique comedic talent, a Francophone novelist-autobiographer, and a critic whose editorial work at the helm of the premier journal in the field shapes future trends.

Pascal Atuma
Monday, February 14
314 Royce Hall 4:30pm

Nigerian actor, comedian, screenwriter, director and producer, Only in America (2005), My American Nurse (2005), Hurricane in the Rose Garden (2009), among others.

Ken Bugul, (Mariètou Mbaye Biléoma)
Tuesday, February 22
10383 Bunche Hall 4:30pm
Senegalese Francophone novelist Author of The Abandoned Baobab (1982), La folie et la mort (2000), Mes hommes à moi (2008), among others.

Kwaku Larbi Korang
Monday February 28
10383 Bunche Hall 4:30pm
Editor, Research in African Literature Comparative Literature, Ohio State University Author of Writing Ghana, Imagining Africa: Nation and African Modernity (2004)

Cost: Free and open to the public.
Special Instructions

Pay-by-space and all-day ($10) parking available in lot 3.
For more information please contact
UCLA African Studies Center Tel: 310-825-3686
[email protected]

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center

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