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African unity subject of BYU David M. Kennedy Center lecture Oct. 1

F. Abiola Irele will present “African Unity: History, Problems, Prospects” at a Global Awareness Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.

Irele is a visiting professor of African and Afro-American studies and romance languages and literature at Harvard University. He previously taught at The Ohio State University as a professor of African, French and comparative literature.

His publications include a collection of essays, the "African Imagination: Literature in Africa and the Black Diaspora" (Oxford University Press, 2001) with two more collections of essays forthcoming: "Négritude et Condition Africaine" and the "Negritude Moment."

He was co-editor of the Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature (with Simon Gikandi, 2004), a contributing editor to the Norton Anthology of World Literature, general editor of the series “Cambridge Studies in African and Caribbean Literature,” and has recently edited the Cambridge Companion to the African Novel, due for publication in 2008.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Brady Toone

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