Dr. Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike, Esteemed Scholar of African Film, has passed away

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am writing to inform the AfrLitCine community, that Dr. N. Frank Ukadike has died. He passed away Aug 4, 2018, while conducting research and visiting friends and family in Agbor, Nigeria. 

Last week, we honored his passing with a beautiful memorial service here at Tulane University, where Frank Ukadike was a respected and loved professor of Africana Studies and Communications for twenty years. We send our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, colleagues, and former students.

CFP for a panel: "En marge de ma Frenchness / Francophonie in Beur and Maghrebi writings & film productions" at NeMLA 2019 - 21/24 March

This panel session proposes to discuss the vexed notions of “Frenchness” and “Francophonie” in contemporary Beur and Francophone M

CFP (conference) Sixth Annual Seminar on African Language Literature, ACLA, March 5-7, 2019, Georgetown, Washington, DC

I am hosting an American Comparative Literature Association seminar on African language literature at their conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, on March 5-7, 2019. Paper submissions will open August 30 and close September 20. If you are interested in presenting a paper on African language literature, interpreted broadly, submit a title and brief abstract at the website.

CFP: Crossroads VI: Conflicts, Contrasts, and Contradictions (Extended deadline June 30th)

Sept. 28-30 2018 @ UMass Amherst

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Conflict: a “competitive or opposing action of incompatibles,” also “the opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in … fiction” (Merriam Webster);

Contrast: a “juxtaposition of dissimilar elements,” (Merriam Webster) also, in the medical context, a solution of iodine, barium-sulphate or gadolinium, rendering visible that which is otherwise transparent: thus, bringing things to light through negativity;

Call: Aidoo-Snyder Prize for Creative Work - Submission Deadline 30th June 2018

The Aidoo-Snyder book prize is awarded by the Women's Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book that prioritizes African women's experiences. Named in honour of Ama Ata Aidoo, the celebrated Ghanaian novelist and short story writer, and Margaret Snyder the founding Director of UNIFEM, this $500 prize seeks to acknowledge the excellence of contemporary scholarship being produced by women about African women.


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