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Achebe-Baldwin: Interrogate and Commemorate

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm

In April 1980 renowned African writer Chinua Achebe and African American literary giant James Baldwin met for the first time at the African Literature Association conference devoted to the African Aesthetic. On the 40th anniversary of Achebe and Baldwin’s historic encounter at the University of Florida, The Center for African Studies invites guests to a two-day event on October 22-23. We will probe the experiential archive through oral history, artifact, and memoir and will also engage in literature pertaining to Africa and the US in the present, on the UF campus, and across our communities.

Link to web page/registration: https://africa.ufl.edu/newsandevents/achebe-baldwin-40/

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Start:
October 22 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 23 @ 5:00 pm