Afroeurope@ns IV: Black Cultures & Identities in Europe

AfroEurope_imageContinental Shifts, Shifts in Perception

1st-4th October 2013

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

Keynote speakers: Susheila Nasta, Caryl Phillips, Anna Rastas, Ribka Sibhatu, Dominic Thomas and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Senate House is proud to welcome to the fourth Afroeurope@ans conference, which is being held in London for the first time.

An inter-disciplinary conference with papers covering literature, history, music, theatre, art, translation, politics, immigration, youth culture and European policies, perceptions of North Africa and more, Afroeurope@ans IV brings together scholars, critics, activists and artists to debate and discuss these issues. With contributions from across Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia, the conference will enhance the field of African European Studies as well as lead the way towards a new awareness of the essential contributions of Europe’s black populations in all fields.

Afroeurope@ns IV is also proud to welcome some of the foremost writers and scholars as keynote speakers, from internationally acclaimed authors Caryl Phillips and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o to renowned academics and critics Dominic Thomas and Susheila Nasta. Anna Rastas from Finland is the leading authority on the country’s refugee communities, particularly in relation to young people, whilst Eritrean-born poet Ribka Sibhatu, who now lives in Rome, is an expert on the immigration policies of Italy and Fortress Europe.

Early bird registration will give you a discount for the whole conference, which includes two specially-programmed cultural events! Nearer the time it will also be possible to register for single days of the conference. To register please book online through the Senate House website.

Afroeurope@s/Afroeurope@ns is an international research and development group funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation [Ref. FFI2009-08948].

The conference is supported by the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies at the University of London, and by the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group, Department of English at The Open University, The George Padmore Institute, New Beacon Books and Wasafiri, the Magazine of Inernational Contemporary Writing. In Association with Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions

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