We’ve updated the programme with the same papers but some new timings; please find it hereĀ or by clicking the ‘Programme’ tab above. Advertisements

The programme for ‘Going Local’ is now available; please click the ‘Programme’ tab above to view it. We’re excited to say that we have some new additions to the programme: Africanist historian Dr Paulo Farias, and John Turl, Project Manager of the Ghana Place Names project. We have the last few spaces remaining for the […]

Thanks for the great response to our call for papers, and we now have 9 excellent papers lined up. We’re also developing the afternoon workshop and will have more details on that soon. We’ll post the conference programme in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please do register for the conference via the ‘register’ tab […]

Just a quick note to say we’ve had to change the date of the conference to avoid the bank holiday Monday we had originally scheduled it for! The new date for the conference is Monday 24th June, 2013. We have also extended our Call for Papers, so it will now close on Friday 10th May. […]

Theorisations of transnationalism, diaspora, the translocal and globalisation have all broken new ground in studies of African literature and other texts in recent years. But in our excitement to make African texts speak to the world, do we risk ignoring texts which speak to or about the local? Some of the questions this conference and […]