African Memory and the Crisis of the Present

November 14, 2015 9:30 AM
McCormick 106
November 14, 2015 9:30 AM
McCormick 106
A public symposium on the phenomenology of memory in Africa
Princeton African Humanities Colloquium
African Memory and the Crisis of the Present 
A symposium presented by the Princeton African Humanities Colloqium

McCormick Hall 106, Princeton University

Saturday, November 14th

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Presenters will discuss memory and reparations, post-Apartheid debates on the past, the Nigerian-Biafra conflict, the role of memory in the public sphere, and the use of material culture in debating African identities. The goal is to encourage debates on the nature of African pasts and futures from a variety of angles.

Please view the symposium website for the full schedule of the day, and all session details.


Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English, Princeton University
Godwin Onuoha, Postdoctoral Fellow in African Humanities, Princeton University
D. Ndirangu Wachanga, Documentalist, University of Wisconsin

Jill M. Jarvis, Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Literature, Princeton University

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