Conference to explore how African literature can (re)imagine the world

“Africa and the World: Literature, Politics, and Global Geographies” is the theme of the 2017 African Literature Association (ALA) Conference taking place at Yale University June 14-17.

The conference will bring together more than 600 participants from around the world and feature 165 panels exploring the usefulness of “world literature” as a framework for understanding the literatures of Africa and the Global South. Keynote lectures and panels will explore the possibilities offered by African literatures and cultures for (re)imagining the world. For the full program, visit the ALA website.

The event is sponsored by the Councils on African Studies and Middle East Studies at Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale with support from the Title VI National Resource Center Grants from the United States Department of Education.