The ALA Lecture Series Presents
WRITING NIGERIA: SIXTY YEARS IN LITERARY ANTHROPOLOGY
Join us at 11:00 AM EST/ London, 3:00 PM/ Lagos, 4:00 PM/ Johannesburg, 5:00 PM/ Nairobi, 6:00 PM on the ALA YouTube Channel:
From the point of view of the emergent sub-discipline of literary anthropology, this lecture draws on some sixty years of writing about Nigeria as well as field research in a Nigerian town in the 1970s and 1980s. The aim is to portray the diversity of Nigerian society, with some emphasis on its external connections over time, especially with the United States. The research involved has just resulted in the book Afropolitan Horizons: Essays toward a Literary Anthropology of Nigeria (2022). Ulf Hannerz is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books include Soulside (1969), Exploring the City (1980), Transnational Connections (1996), Foreign News (2004), World Watching (2019) and Afropolitan Horizons (2022).
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Professor Akinwumi Adesokan: firstname.lastname@example.org
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