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6:30pm African Perspectives: Contemporary African Science/Speculative Fiction

May 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

African Perspectives: Contemporary African Science/Speculative Fiction

Speaker: Dr. Moradewun Adejunmobi

Date: May 31, 2018 at 6:30pm

Free and open to the public

A series exploring African immigration, contemporary Science Fiction, and female empowerment through farming.

International House Davis, with support from the Davis Network for Africa, is pleased to present
a 3-part conversation series led by innovative thinkers and practitioners from, or working
between, Northern California and Africa. Co-sponsored with Global Affairs at UC Davis, the
series was born from a desire for more substantive discourse around the diverse continent. The
series is not meant to be comprehensive, but will include the following compelling topics:
contemporary African Science/Speculative Fiction (confirmed speaker, Moradewun Adejunmobi,
moderated by Mark Jerng); the unique role of farming and female empowerment through the
work of Green Africa in Sierra Leone (confirmed speaker, Humphrey Fellow Martin Kailie,
moderated by Kate Scow); and notions of “Africa” and African/African-American identity in
relation to movements and discourse in the U.S. (confirmed speaker Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe,
moderated by Jeanelle Hope).

About the Speaker: Contemporary African Science/Speculative Fiction

About the Speaker: Moradewun Adejunmob​i (moderated by Mark Jerng), will be discussing contemporary
African Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction. She recently edited the Cambridge Journal of
Postcolonial Literary Inquiry’s special issue on African Speculative Fiction. An Associate
Professor in the African American and African Studies Program of the University of California,
Davis, she has also taught at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and the University of Botswana.
Her current research interests are in questions of language and identity in African literature and
popular culture. She has also worked on Malagasy literature in French and is the author of JJ
Rabearivelo, Literature and Lingua Franca in Colonial Madagascar.

I-House Community Room

6:30pm: Doors open
7pm: Program starts

Free and open to the public


May 31, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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