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704. African Autobiography and Political Discourse

Friday, 8 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Aspen, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Division on African Literatures

Presiding: Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi, Université de Montréal

1. "Narratives of Personal Destiny and Political Agency: Camara Laye and Ishmael Beah," Felicity Palmer, Clarkson Univ.

2. "Military Politics in Wole Soyinka’s Autobiographies," Adetayo I. Alabi, Univ. of Mississippi

3. "Missions, Modernity, Memoir: Ngũgĩ’s Dreams in a Time of War," Megan Cole Paustian, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

4. "Making Blackness: Autobiography and the South African Township," Megan Jones, Univ. of Stellenbosch


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