ALA Lecture Series – Oct 23 2021

The ALA Lecture Series presents

Authors Speak: New Books in African Literature

Shola Adenekan

University of Amsterdam

Jeanne-Marie Jackson

Johns Hopkins University

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST; London, 4:00 PM; Lagos, 4:00PM; Johannesburg, 5:00 PM; Nairobi, 6:00 PM

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Shola Adenekan, assistant professor at Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, is the author of African Literature in the Digital Age: Class and Sexual Politics in New Writing from Nigeria and Kenya (2021). He is also a journalist and the publishing editor of

Jeanne-Marie Jackson, associate professor of world Anglophone literatures at Johns Hopkins, is the author of two monographs: The African Novel of Ideas (2021) and South African Literature's Russian Soul (2015), as well as a wide range of scholarly and public-facing essays. She was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow in 2021.

For more information:
Professor Akinwumi Adesokan at
Professor Mohamed Kamara at
Professor Matthew H. Brown at