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CANCELLED: Harvard professor to discuss African unity Jan. 23 at BYU

This lecture has been cancelled due to illness.

F. Abiola Irele will present a Brigham Young University Global Awareness Lecture, “African Unity: History, Problems, Prospects,” on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Irele is a professor at Harvard University where he specializes in African and Afro-American studies, romance languages and literatures. He previously taught African, French and comparative literature at Ohio State University.

He was co-editor of the “Norton Anthology of World Literature” and recently edited the “Cambridge Companion the African Novel,” which will be published sometime this year. He also worked as editor of the journal, Research in African Literatures, from 1992 to 2003 and is the editor of Transition magazine at Harvard.

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

Writer: David Luker


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