African Writing: Redreaming the World

- , 10.30 – 17.00
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On this two-day study course you will examine representations of African world building in speculative writing, from the 1950’s to present day.

Join Dr Louisa Uchum Egbunike, to explore the literary worlds of 20th-century African writing. Explore the use of African cosmologies, the influence of orature, and the intersections of spiritual and physical realms in these literary worlds, as well as the cultural contexts of when they were dreamed up.

Whether you study the genre, or are simply looking for brilliant additions to your reading list, this course will give you insights into developments in African literature and an awareness of the broader African literary ecosystem.

Read the full course outline (PDF).

This course will run across two dates:

Saturday 14 October, 10.30 – 17.00

Sunday 15 October, 10.30 – 17.00

Previous experience

None required.


This course is led by Dr Louisa Uchum Egbunike, who is an Associate Professor in African Literature at Durham University, having previously taught at City, University of London, Manchester Metropolitan University and SOAS, University of London. In 2016 she was selected as one of the BBC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s ‘New Generation Thinkers’ which has seen her create and present content for the BBC. Louisa is the curator of touring art exhibition ‘Legacies of Biafra’ and co-writer and producer of the documentary film In the Shadow of Biafra which focuses on the literature of the Nigeria-Biafra war.


When: - , 10.30 – 17.00
Price: From £157 – £185
Concessions available
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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