1-4 October 2013
AFROEUROPE@S IV: BLACK CULTURES AND IDENTITIES IN EUROPE
Continental Shifts, Shifts in Perception
WITH keynote speakers: Susheila Nasta, Caryl Phillips, Anna Rastas, Ribka Sibhatu, Dominic Thomas and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
Senate House, Malet House,London WC1E 7HU, UK
Senate House is proud to welcome to the fourth Afroeurope@s 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.
Registration for the whole conference includes the welcome event featuring comedian Ava Vidal and calypsonian Alexander D Great, the Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o lecture and Wasafiri’s Poetry Night. It is also be possible to register for single days of the conference. To register please book online through the Senate House website athttp://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/AfroEuropeans
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 theInstitute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies at theUniversity of London, and by the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group, Department of English at The Open University. In Association with Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions