The series of three talks Wole Soyinka has named ‘Commencement Rites at the Tree of Creativity,’ will occur April 18th, 19th, and 20th at 5:30 p.m. each day. The lectures are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
‘In Praise – and Dread – of Trees’
Introduction by Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu
‘Sweet are the Uses of Diversity’
Introduction by Professor Simon Gikandi
‘As It Was in the Beginning’
Introduction by Professor Wendy Laura Belcher
The Toni Morrison Lectures are sponsored by the Department of African American Studies and Princeton University Press. The lectures are held annually and spotlight the new and exciting work of scholars and writers who have risen to positions of prominence both in academe and in the broader world of letters.
The lectures are published in book form by Princeton University Press and celebrate the expansive literary imagination, intellectual adventurousness and political insightfulness that characterize the writing of Toni Morrison.
Learn more about the Toni Morrison Lectures and watch video of previous lectures.
Direct link to video of the first talk: ‘In Praise – and Dread – of Trees’
Direct link to the video of the second talk: ‘Sweet are the Uses of Diversity’
Direct link to the video of the third talk: ‘As It Was in the Beginning’
Visit the Livestream: https://livestream.com/aas21/wolesoyinka