"The Writers' Africa" is a series of encounters with African writers and Nordic writers with influential experiences from Africa. The seminars take place in the institute's library. They are held in the evening, two or three times per term.
By showing complexity and creativity expressed in the fiction of African writers we hope to counteract one-sided negative Africa images.
The series started in 1995 as part of the research project on "Cultural Images in and of Africa". Some of the early African guests we have had are the following writers: Mwandawiro Mghanga (exile-Kenyan), Dyana Kukama, Mazizi Kunene and Phedi Thlobolo from South Africa, Manuel Rui from Angola, and Yvonne Vera from Zimbabwe. Below is a list of the more recent guests, and links to the invitations with brief presentations.Seminars within the series "The Writers' Africa"
Uppsala, Sweden, 23 April 2009
Ivan Vladislavic (pdf)
Uppsala, Sweden, 3 December 2008
A discussion of Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" between Stefan Helgesson and Tolu Ogunlesi.
Uppsala, Sweden, 20 November 2008
Veronique Tadjo (pdf)
Uppsala, Sweden, 6 May 2008
Uppsala, Sweden, 21 November 2007
Uppsala, Sweden, 19 October 2006
Chenjerai Hove (pdf)
Uppsala, Sweden, 9 May 2006
Kenneth Good (pdf)
Uppsala, Sweden, 12 October 2005
Gabeba Baderoon (pdf)
Uppsala, Sweden, 7 April 2005
Lewis Nkosi (pdf)
Uppsala, Sweden, 9 March 2005
Meshack Asare (pdf)
Uppsala, Sweden, 7 March 2005
Uppsala, Sweden, 1 October 2004
Uppsala, Sweden, 5 December 2003
Charles Mungoshi (pdf)
Uppsala, Sweden, 30 September 2003
Uppsala, Sweden, 27 March 2003
Aminata Sow Fall
Uppsala, Sweden, 16 September 2002
Uppsala, Sweden,1 April 2009
Mai Palmberg (Mai.Palmberg@nai.uu.se)
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