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‘Going Local: African Texts and Cultures’ is a one-day conference and workshop at the University of Birmingham which will look at the relationship between the ‘local’ and African texts and cultures. We are particularly keen to encourage scholars working in a range of African languages to take part. Please see our call for papers for more information.

The conference is hosted by the Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham (incorporating CWAS, the Centre of West African Studies), and is kindly funded by the College of Arts and Law Graduate School, University of Birmingham, and the Department of African Studies and Anthropology.

It is the second of three postgraduate-led conference/workshop events this year: the first in the series was Sites of Memory, held in February 2013.

Our call for papers is now open, with abstracts accepted until April 15th. Successful speakers will be notified shortly after that, and the conference programme posted by the end of April.

The main image on this website is copyright Pelu Awofeso, used with permission. Pelu Awofeso is a Nigerian travel writer; you can find more of his work at Waka-About.

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