Session A

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

A.1 – Venue: 220 York, Room 001

Worlding Hispanophone and Lusophone Africa: The Politics of Gender
LHCALA: Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus Panel 1 of 3

Dorothy Odartey Wellington, University of Guelph (Chair)

Ellen Ryan Robinson, Indiana University, Bloomington
Women Writing (New?) Worlds: Trauma and Polygamy in Mekuy and Chiziane

Arthur Hughes, Ohio University
Woman, Nation, and History: Problematizing Female Gender in Nation Formation in Mia Couto’s Mulheres de Cinzas

Joanna Boampong, University of Ghana
Negotiating the “World:” Reflexions on the Female African Protagonist of Hispanophone African Literature

A.2 – Venue: 212 York, Room 004A

Women’s Voices in Africa: Rethinking Ourselves and Others

Thelma Pinto, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Chair)

Keiko Kusonose, Kyoto Seika University
Comparison of Zoe Wicomb to Chimananda Adichie

Thelma Pinto, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Charlotte Maxeke as portrayed by Zubeida Jaffer in Beauty of the Heart

Yuan-Chih Yen, University of the Witswatersrand
Love in the Queer Time of South Africa: Be(com)ing in Barbara Adair’s In Tangier We Killed the Blue Parrot and End

Asabe Kabir Usman, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
Revisiting the Female Question in Hausa Women’s Writings: Examples from the Fictional Works of Balkisu Salisu Ahmad

A.3 – Venue: LC 211

Human Rights I – Migrant Crises Across the Oceans: Discourses and Perceptions in Africa and Europe
EC-sponsored Panel 1 of 2

Ketu Katrak, University of California, Irvine (Chair)

Tendai Mangena, Bremen University
(Re)negotiating “Illegal” Migrant Identities in Zimbabwean Postcolonial Fiction

Tekle Woldemikael, Chapman University
Discourses and Representations of the Drowning of African Refugees in Lampedusa in 2013

Mamadou Moustapha Ly, University of Denver
Immigration and National Identity in Quand les murs tombent: L’identité hors-la loi? by Edouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau

A.4 – Venue: 212 York, Room 106

Twenty-First Century Maghrebi Cinema: Boundaries Marked, Breached, and Transformed

Suzanne Gauch, Temple University (Chair)

Ziad Bentahar, Towson University
Arabic Silenced and Arabic Sung: Language Repression in Nadir Moknèche’s Viva Laldjérie

Meg Furniss Weisberg, Wesleyan University
Clandestine Emigration as a Twenty-first Century Meme in North African Cinema and Literature

Suzanne Gauch, Temple University
Globalization’s Underworlds: Leila Kilani’s Sur la planche and Moroccan Neo-Noir

A.5 – Venue: Loria 351

Bernard Binlin Dadié: Living and Creating Beyond his Century: A Tribute to Bernard Binlin Dadié for his 100th Birthday Celebration
EC-sponsored Roundtable 1 of 2

Janis A. Mayes, Syracuse University & Mohamed Kamara, Washington and Lee University (Chairs)

Irène Assiba d’Almeida, The University of Arizona

Christophe Konkobo, Austin Peay State University

Stella Omonigho, University of Benin

Marc Papé, St. John Fisher College

Paul Touré, Millikin University

Viviane Uetto, Ecole Normale Supérieure d’Abidjan

A.6 – Venue: Loria B50

African (No)bodies: Revisiting Colonial Narratives through African Films and Literature

Divisha Chummun, Boston University (Chair)

Rakotobe (Franck) Andrianarivo, Emory University
Female Subversion in Djo Tunda wa Munga’s Viva Riva

Michael Lehman, Emory University
“The Plankton of History”: Winnowing the Remains in the Work of Tchicaya U Tam’si

Cristina Onesta, Boston University
The Camera-body…A Skylight on the World. Aujourd’hui by Alain Gomis and The Cathedral by Harrikrisna Anenden

Divisha Chummun, Boston University
The Quest of a Chagossian Nation: Amnesic Stories, Fragmented Identity

A.7 – Venue: LC 205

Well-being and Stories from Rwanda

Sarah Arens, University of Edinburgh (Chair)

Sarah Arens, University of Edinburgh
Introductory Comments: Well-being and Stories from Rwanda

Laura Apol, Michigan State University
Using the Writing Workshop Model to Facilitate Healing Among Genocide Survivors in Rwanda

Nicki Hitchcott, University of St. Andrews
From Mourning to Recuperation in the Writings of Scholastique Mukasonga

Hannah Grayson, University of St. Andrews
Resilience in Rwanda: Finding Well-Being in and through Testimonies

A.8 – Venue: 212 York, Room 004

Conflict and Struggle in South African Literature

Blessing Diala-Ogamba, Coppin State University (Chair)

Chioma Opara, Rivers State University of Science and Technology
Propping Up the Underbelly: Echoes of Repression in Nadine Gordimer’s The Pickup

Nnenna Oke, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike 
The Dual Aesthetics of Protest and Revolution: Laureate Ngocbo’s And They Didn’t Die

Blessing Diala-Ogamba, Coppin State University
Remembering the Women: Conflict and Oppression in Lauretta Ngocbo’s And They Didn’t Die

A.9 – Venue: LC 104

Conflict and (Anti)Colonial Literary Histories

Matuku Ngame, Yale University (Chair)

Andia Augustin-Billy, Centenary College of Louisiana
“Entre deux mondes”: l’anticolonialisme réimaginé dans Le Vieux nègre et la médaille de Ferdinand Oyono

Unionmwan Edebiri, University of Benin
Anti-Colonial Resistance in Francophone African Theater

Simeon Osazuwa, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
Le conflit comme fondement de la literature (Conflict as the Bedrock of Literature)

Lise Mba Ekani, Louisiana State University
Police, polis et politique du polar Africain francophone

A.10 – Venue: 220 York, Room 002

Literary Performance in Cyberspace

Susanna Sacks, Northwestern University (Chair)

Susanna Sacks, Northwestern University
Digital Voices: Negotiating Global Forms & Local Identity in Cape Town Performance Poetry

Afam Ebeogu, Abia State University, Uturu
Contemporary African Oral Performance: Uche Ogbuagu as a Satirist on the Electronic Media

Saeedat Aliyu, Kwara State University
Fictionists in Cyberspace: Lola Opatayo’s Fiction in the Context of World Literature

A.11 – Venue: Loria B51

Mammywater in the Animal Kingdom in Njideka Nwapa-Ibuaka’s book, Mammywater Tales

Marie Umeh, The City University of New York (Chair)

Helen Chukwuma, Jackson State University

Ernest Emenyonu, University of Michigan

Pat Emenyonu, University of Michigan-Flint

Akachi Ezeigbo, Federal University Ndufu-Alike

Chimalum Nwankwo, Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Otymeyin Agbajoh-Laoye, Monmouth University