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(RE)MEMBERING AFRICA: Women's Narratives on the Continent and Beyond

African Women’s Film and Literature Conference

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(Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond, a conference about African and African-American literature and film created by women, will be held March 28-30 at the University of Houston Student Center. Friday, March 29 will feature a keynote talk by Susan Andrade, an Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. The noted Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga will speak about literature at Texas Southern University’s University Museum at 4pm. Her novel, Nervous Conditions, was called “100 stories that shaped the world” by the BBC and it has been a mainstay of college literature and history courses for nearly 30 years. On Saturday, the discussion of scholarly papers, curated by writer and scholar Maurine Ogbaa will continue from 10 am to 3 pm. Novelist Novuyo Rosa Tshuma will moderate a Creative Writing Workshop that centres the aesthetic and craft practices of minority and peripheral writers. The workshop is free and open to all writers. Saturday will close with a film screening Tsitsi Dangarembga’s film, Nyami Nyami and the Evil Eggs at 5 pm in the UH Student Center Theatre.