Lecture Series Events


Past ALA Lecture Series Announcements and Video Recordings



Authors Speak: New Books in African Literature

October 23, 2021


  • Shola Adenekan
  • Jeanne-Marie Jackson


Àṣẹ Aesthetics

September 25, 2021

Nkiru Nzegwu



Remembering D.T. Niane

May 8, 2021


  • Chiji Akoma
  • Fatoumata Bamba
  • Lucy Durán
  • Eileen Julien




On Naked Agency and Open Reading

March 27, 2021

Naminata Diabate




South African Cinemas After 1994

February 27, 2021

Cara Moyer-Duncan




Being and Becoming African as a Permanent Work in Progress: Inspiration from Chinua Achebe’s Proverbs

January 23, 2021

Francis B. Nyamnjoh 




Teaching African Literature Remotely In the Age of Pandemic: An ALA Roundtable

January 15, 2021

Pauline Ada Uwakweh (North Carolina A & T State University)    

Anne Carlson (Spelman College)  


  • Moradewun Adejumobi (University of California, Davis) 
  • Chioma Opara (Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria) 
  • Kamara Mohammed (Washington and Lee University) 
  • Matthew Brown (University of Wisconsin, Madison) 
  • Stephane Robolin (Rutgers University) 
  • Louisa Uchum Egbunike (Durham University, UK) 




African Literary Studies in Crisis?

November 21, 2020


  • Lily Saint
  • Bhakti Shringarpure




Why Wasn’t My Article Published?

October 31, 2020


  • Moradewun Adejunmobi, University of California, Davis
  • Bhekizizwe Peterson, University of Witwatersrand
  • Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi, North Carolina State University
  • Tom Odhiambo, University of Nairobi
  • Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́, Ohio State University




Tragedy and African Literature: Concepts and Representations

September 25, 2020

Ato Quayson