The Distinguished African Scholars and Writers Series Program: Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam

On Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21, Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam (from Cameroon, West Africa) will visit Hofstra for a series of lectures and conversations with faculty and students. Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam, who comes from Cameroon, is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University and is widely published both as a scholar and as a creative writer. He is the author of the trilingual poetry book Dream of Africa. Rêve d’Afrique. Sueño con África (2013), and the novel Mange-Mil y sus historias de tierra caliente(2017). His work addresses African experiences in the Hispanic Atlantic world and aims towards a vision of Afro-Hispanic studies that incorporates new frontiers of study. He specializes in the history and cultures of Afro-descendants in the Americas, focusing on the Afro-Argentinean, Afro-Colombian, and Afro-Cuban communities. He has written two scholarly books, La poesía de Guinea Ecuatorial en su contexto colonial y (trans)nacional (2019) and Hacia una poética afro-colombiana: el caso del Pacífico (2010). The recipient of numerous grants and awards in teaching and research, he is the current Chair of the African Division of the Modern Language Association.

Please join us for the following public lectures:

 

Wednesday, November 20

2:55-4:20 | Cultural Center Theater

“African Immigrants in Argentina: An Old-New Odyssey”

 

Wednesday, November 20

4:30-5:55 | Cultural Center Theater

“The Problematic of (Afro)Modernity in Africa”

 

Thursday, November 21

12:45-2:10 | Roosevelt 203

Poetry reading of his book Rêve d’Afrique (in French)

 

Thursday, November 21 (this lecture is pending confirmation)

4:30-5:55 | Roosevelt Hall 102

“Estado de la literatura Africano-Hispana y los departamentos de Estudios Hispánicos” (in Spanish)

 

Dates: November 20-21, 2019

 

The Distinguished African Scholars and Writers Series Program
The series aims to foster engagement on campus with scholarship and writing on Africa, produced by African scholars.

The Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice, established at Hofstra University in January 2017 to promote diversity and cultural awareness, features a number of distinctive programs throughout the academic year.

 All events are open to the public. For information, please contact the Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice at 516-463-6585 or RaceCultureSocialJustice@hofstra.edu.

 

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Location:

Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000
USA


Contact:

Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice

Phone: 516-463-6585
Website: Click to Visit

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