Lecture Series: October 28, 2023

Authors Speak:

Bernth Lindfors & Ernest Emenyonu

Controversy in the Early Years of the African Literature Association

Introduced and moderated by Simon Lewis

October 28, 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

Bernth Lindfors is a Professor Emeritus of English and African Literatures at the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught for thirty three years. Lindfors has written and edited a number of books on anglophone African literatures and performance.

Ernest Emenyonu, formerly head of the department of English and Literary Studies, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, as well as Provost of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri in Imo state, Nigeria, is Professor Emeritus at University of Michigan-Flint, where he held the position of Head or Department of Africana Studies. Presently, he is the Editor of the oldest journal in the world on African literature, African Literature Today.

For more information:

Professor Simon Lewis: LewisS@cofc.edu         

Professor Joya Urizee: joya.uraizee@slu.edu    

Professor Matthew H. Brown: web@africanlit.org