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Friday, 29 December

474. African Writers in Exile

1:45–3:00 p.m., Regency Ballroom C2, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on African Literatures

Presiding: Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Penn State Univ., Altoona

1. “African Women and (In)Voluntary Exile: A Critical Look at the Role of Gender and Exile,” Lydia Melvin, Binghamton Univ., State Univ. of New York

2. “Scatteration, Dislocation, and (Dis)Affiliation as Tropes of Exile and Creolization in Lemuel Johnson’s Sierra Leone Trilogy,” Patrick Muana, Texas A&M Univ., College Station

3. “Exile, Return, Renown, Rejection: Reesom Haile,” Charles Cantalupo, Penn State Univ., Schuylkill Haven

4. “Navigating My Many Landscapes of War, Loss, Displacement, and Assimilation: Exiled Writer of a Vanishing Landscape,” Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

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