SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Abiola Irele: The African Scholar and Other Essays

Abiola Irele
Mpalive Msiska (Birkbeck) and Bankole Olayebi (Bookcraft Nigeria)

Date: 9 March 2020Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 9 March 2020Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT)

Type of Event: Discussion

About the Seminar

This seminar features a discussion of Abiola Irele: The African Scholar and Other Essays (Bookcraft, Nigeria, 2019), Abiola Irele's final book, which brings together the later writings of this leading scholar of African literature and thought, with some of his earlier essays, conveniently published in this compendium volume. The speakers will consider Irele's writing life and legacies.

Chair: Prof Chege Githiora (SOAS)


This event is open to the public, however registration is required. Online Registration

Organiser: SOAS Centre of African Studies with the International African Institute

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