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Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


“The Trans-Atlantic, the Diaspora, and Africa”


November 27-30, 2013

hosted by

The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities

Oxford University, United Kingdom


This conference advances and challenges the newest theoretical scholarship emerging from the interdisciplinary fields of U.S.A.-derived Diaspora Studies and British-derived Trans-Atlantic Studies, as these fields have diverged and converged in relation to the idea of Africa.   “The Trans-Atlantic, the Diaspora, and Africa” also showcases African Diasporan creative writers, established and emerging, from Africa, the Caribbean, the U. K., and the U.S.A. for readings in Oxford and London.


Lectures and Panel Discussions


Readings by Poets and Fiction Writers


Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Joan Anim-Addo, Ifa Bayeza, Elleke Boehmer, Anthony Bogues, Amzat Boukari-Yabara, Laura Chrisman, Fred D'Aguiar, Carole Boyce Davies, Anani Dzidzienyo, Nuruddin Farah,  Yussuf Hamad, Thierno Ibrahima Dia, Jean Seraphin Kamdem, Yusef Komunyakaa, Anthony Joseph, Benedicte Ledent, Sarah Lewis, Justine McConnell, Ben Okri, Pat Noxolo, Lloyd Pratt, Robert Reid-Pharr, Pascale Ratovonony, Ed Roberson, Jean-Paul Rocchi, Marlon Ross, Taiye Selasi, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Hortense Spillers, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Natasha Trethewey, Stephen Tuck, Corey Walker, Elizabeth Wolde-Giorgis, Dagmawi Woubshet, et al.

Free and Open to the Public


The Finale of the Conference

Readings by such British and American poets as Jackie Kay, Anthony Joseph, Clarissa Pabi, Jacob Sam-La Rose, Natasha Trethewey, Tyehimba Jess,  Lyrea Van Clief-Stefanon, & Yusef Komunyakaa 


6:00 PM-8:30 PM, Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ian Gulland LectureTheatre, Goldsmiths, University of London 


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* This is a past event. It exist for archive purposes.


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