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Centre of African Studies

Africa Seminar series

Series of academic seminars focusing on Africa, organised by the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London 

Mondays at 5 - 7pm in Room 4429, SOAS Russell Square College Buildings 
For more information contact: 

Angelica Baschiera at CAS: cas@soas.ac.uk Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7898 4370

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Forthcoming Events

Whatever Happened to the Developmental State? The Curious Incident of South Africa

Professor Ben Fine (SOAS)

In the wake of the Great Financial Crisis, GFC, the revival of support for state intervention, other than in the financial sector, has been remarkably limited and momentary. Yet, we are told that industrial policy is back on the agenda.

27 April 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Re-Presenting Africa in Young Adult Speculative Fiction: The Ekpe Institution in Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Witch

Louisa Uchum Egbunike

Okorafor utilises the genre of fantasy literature to affirm Nigeria as a home for its diaspora, as a space for social transformation and as well as articulating the possibilities for the nation’s betterment in which women and girl children are central to its actualisation.

1 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The Humor Principle in Modern African Literature and Cinema

Maik Nwosu (University of Denver)

An examination of how the African comic imagination, which traces a path back to African folklore,  has variously manifested in modern African literature and the direct-to-video Nigerian film industry  known as Nollywood.

8 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM