Lecture Series: September 23, 2023

Authors Speak:

Kanika Batra

Introduced by Joya Uraizee, ALA President

Nourishing Resistance: Farms, Gardens, and Black Freedom Environments in the United States and South Africa, 1966-1976

September 23, 2023

Join us at 11:00 AM EST/ London, 4:00 PM/ Lagos, 4:00 PM/ Johannesburg, 5:00 PM/ Nairobi, 6:00 PM on the ALA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@AfricanLiteratureAssociation

Kanika Batra is Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty in Women’s Studies at Texas Tech University, where she researches and teaches transnational feminist and queer studies, globalization, human rights, postcolonial and comparative literature. She is the author of Caribbean Poetry: Derek Walcott and Edward Brathwaite (2001), Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama (2011), and Worlding Postcolonial Sexualities: Publics, Counterpublics, Human Rights (2022). Her current book-in-progress explores black freedom movements led by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the United States and the South African Student Organization (SASO) from the 1960s to the 1970s.

For more information:

Professor Simon Lewis: LewisS@cofc.edu         

Professor Joya Urizee: joya.uraizee@slu.edu    

Professor Matthew H. Brown: web@africanlit.org