Session G

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:45am to 10:15am

G.1 – Venue: Loria 250

Meet the Author: Jennifer Makumbi

Aaron Bady (Chair)

G.2 – Venue: 212 York, Room 106

The Cinematic City: Desire, Form and the African Urban: Space and Motion
Panel 1 of 2

Polo Moji, University of the Witswatersrand (Chair)

David Kerr, University of Johannesburg
Urban Spaces of Fantasy, Desire in Tanzanian Music Videos

Netty Nobunye Levin, University of the Witswatersrand
Willful Walking

Eddie Ombagi, University of the Witswatersrand
How Do Spaces Speak?

Nduka Jacob Mntambo, University of the Witswatersrand
Johannesburg as a Moving Target

G.3 – Venue: Loria 351

African Narratives in the World Context

Geetha Ramanathan, West Chester University (Chair)

Mohamed Ghousmane, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Le folklore et l’expression de la performance dans les chants: Folklore and Performance in the Songs of Kel Ewey Tuareg of Air (Niger)

Marilia Fatima de Oliveira, Fundação Universidade Federal do Tocantins
Finding Paths: Literary Production and South African Apartheid

Geetha Ramanathan, West Chester University
Home and the World: The Fictions of Gordimer and Wicomb

Modupe Olaogun, York University
The Desert and Postcolonial Migration in Nadine Gordimer’s The Pickup and Bethlehem Gebreyohannes’ Fire Walkers: Memoir

G.4 – Venue: Loria 360

Classics in Africa/n America
Panel (Sponsored by Yale Department of Classics)

Sarah Derbew, Yale University (Chair)

Heidi Morse, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
Re-Embodying Cleopatra, De-Classifying Antiquity: African American Women’s Nineteenth-Century Performances

Adam Lecznar, University College London
Senghor and Greek Reason

Sarah Derbew, Yale University
South African and American Venus: Examining Female Agency Across Disciplines

G.5 – Venue: LC 211

African Feminist Theory and the Global Arena
WOCALA: Women’s Caucus Roundtable

Helen Chukwuma, Jackson State University (Chair)

Ada Uzoamaka Azodo, Indiana University Northwest

Akachi Ezeigbo, Federal University Ndufu-Alike
Snail-Sense Feminism: Building on an Indigenous Model

Chioma Opara, Rivers State University of Science and Technology
The Hybrid of African Feminisms: Femalism as Praxis

Thelma Pinto, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

G.6 – Venue: 220 York, Room 001

Local Languages, World Readerships: East African Literary Translation
TRACALA Seminar: Roundtable 2 of 3 (Sponsored by the Princeton African Humanities Colloquium)

Meg Arenberg, Princeton University (Chair)

Meg Arenberg, Princeton University
The Sound and Form of Nostalgia: Translating Mohammed Ghassani’s poetry: selection from N’na Kwetu (contemporary poetry)

Kai Kresse, Columbia University
Pain, Beauty and Social Critique in Mahmoud Mau’s poem Wasiya wa mabanati (Advice to the Girls) (20th century poem)

Abdilatif Abdalla, Leipzig University
Selections from short stories by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and translation into Swahili (20th century fiction)

Wangui Wa Goro, Translator/Translation Theorist and Promoter: SIDENSI
Selection from “Song of Lawino” and translation into Gikuyu (20th-century poem), Okot p’Bitek

G.7 – Venue: LC 206

Green Narratives in Postcolonial Africa

El Hadji Malick Ndiaye, Seattle University (Chair)

Mouhamedoul El Amine Niang, Colby College
Global Capitalism, Multinational Corporations and The Invention of Identities in the Sahara: A Case Study of Idrissou Mora Kpai’s film Arlit: Deuxième Paris

Karen Ferreira-Meyers, University of Swaziland
From “Roman Noir” to “Roman Vert:” Ecofriendly Crime Novels in Africa

El Hadji Malick Ndiaye, Seattle University
African Ecological Plagues through Photography: Fabrice Monteiro’s Prophecy

G.8 – Venue: LC 205

Inter-Racial Encounters in Life and Fiction

Kevin Hickey, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Chair)

Catherine Onyemelukwe
Nigerwives: A Major Source of Transnational Connections

Kevin Hickey, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Un Nègre à Deutschland—Africans Abroad and Changing Visions of “Blackness” and “Whiteness”

Thabisani Ndlovu, Walter Sisulu University
White Wo(man) Crawling: John Eppel’s representation of Middle-Aged and Elderly Whites during Zimbabwe’s Economic Meltdown

G.9 – Venue: 212 York 04A

Africa(ns) in the World

Seydina Mouhamed Diouf, University of South Carolina (Chair)

Seydina Mouhamed Diouf, University of South Carolina
The African Novel: Extroverted or Postcolonial?

Cara Moyer-Duncan, Emerson College
Audience, Race, and Globalization in South African Cinema After Apartheid

Erin Schwartz, Wenzhou-Kean University
Regaining Africa: V.Y. Mudimbe’s Use of Reprendre as a Methodology in Contemporary Global Art

Don Burness
Recent Memoirs of Achebe and Ngugi: Acts of Memory

G.10 – Venue: Loria B51

The Textual Aftermaths of European Violence

Elizabeth Dyer, University of Pennsylvania (Chair)

Haythem Guesmi, Université de Montréal
Global Colonial Violence and Afrocommunism in Ousmane Sembene’s God’s Bits of Wood

Elizabeth Dyer, University of Pennsylvania
Staging a Kenya Nation: Theater, War, and the Colonial State

Ann Reading, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Witnessing and Activism in Nadine Gordimer’s Burger’s Daughter

Shola Adenekan, University of Bremen
Saheed Aderinto’s When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958

G.11 – Venue: 212 York, 004

Vai and Wolof Writing—Writing Wolof and Vai

Mahriana Rofheart, Georgia Gwinnett College (Chair)

Charles Riley, Yale University
Analysis of the Vai Diary of Boima Kiakpomgbo

Kandioura Dramé, University of Virginia
Abbé David Boilat on Orature and Philosophy Nineteenth Century Senegal

Mahriana Rofheart, Georgia Gwinnett College
Folklore, Mobility, and Technology: Wolof Tales in the Work of Karen Lord and Ken Bugul

George Joseph, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Wolof Bible Translation Project: What Kind of Wolof?

G.12 – Venue: 212 York 002

Conflict and Literature

Assefa Dibaba, Indiana University (Chair)

Joanna Skelt, University of Birmingham
Dynamism and Decline: Writers as Social Animators and the National Reading Crisis in Post Conflict Sierra Leone

Gloria Makokha, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
Mothers, Daughters and Gendered Violence during the Biafran War in Nigeria, and the Post-Election Violence in Kenya

Assefa Dibaba, Indiana University
The Politics and Poetics of Oromo Resentment: A Historical & Folkloric Inquiry (Oromia, Ethiopia)

Charlott Schönwetter, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Testimonies on Violence: (Fictional) Child Soldier Narratives and the Implication of Gender

G.13 – Venue: LC 104

Francophone Postcolonial Networks

Kristen Stern, Bates College (Chair)

Richard Ajah, University of Uyo
Contesting the Authority of Maps: Theorising Migrants without Borders in Tahar Ben Jelloun’s Migrant Writing

Kristen Stern, Bates College
Between France and Me: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Alain Mabanckou

Paul Touré, Millikin University
Bernard B. Dadié and the History of Black Experience: Theatre as Agency of Political Emotion

Roselyne Gérazime, Emory University
Mécaniques de la Possession: L’abysse en migration

G.14 – Venue: Loria B50

Articulations of Gender and Politics

Christian Ahihou, Brigham Young University (Chair)

Christian Ahihou, Brigham Young University
Mariama Bâ et l’émergence de l’écriture féminine en Afrique francophone sub-Saharienne

Rokhaya A. Dieng, University of South Carolina
La migration féminine en Afrique Francophone

Stella Omonigho, University of Benin
Dilemme de la femme africaine face à l’hétérosexualité: Une lecture de Coq mâle coq femelle d’Armand Meula

Omolola Ladele, Lagos State University, Ojoo
Negotiating Masculinist Traditions: A Study of Heroines in Akinwunmi Isola’s Historical Dramas