Monday, October 31

Life without Authority: Generational Politics in West Africa

Siemens Lecture 

Nigeria is a towering presence in Africa: one in every five Africans is a Nigerian; its economy is the largest on the continent. Nigeria is also one of the world’s major oil producers and is usually identified as a middle-income country. »

Thursday, November 03

Make Me a Hummingbird of Words: Salvos into the World of Micro-Memoirs

American Academy Reading 

In a presentation that is part craft talk and part reading, Mississippi Poet Laureate Beth Ann Fennelly shares strategies that inform her forthcoming book, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs (W.W. Norton). In today’s increasingly heterogeneous publishing landscape, cross-genre works that blend inheritances from multiple literary parents have a new urgency and popularity. »