From Bambara to migrant writers

Transcultural work in post-colonial African literatures

3-5 November 2005
University of Johannesburg

For the occasion, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) welcomed internationally renowned researchers, critics and writers. The colloquium on African francophone literatures benefited from an important French-English interpreting facility, a first in Southern Africa.

A Pluridisciplinary Problematic, Experts from Around the World
What impact do local, national and global socio-political and cultural dynamics have on so-called "negropolitan" literature? How can one find out more about the paths of post-colonial writings drawing from oral tradition, and even from a certain colonial ethnology (following the example of the term Bambara), from a type of national inspiration as well as from forms of writings related to globalisation?

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