CFP for ALA 2018: Surviving the Odds: Storytelling About War & Migration in East Africa

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Call for Papers
February 15, 2018
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Literature, Anthropology, Film and Film History

War and migration in eastern Africa often produce remarkable narratives from both adults and children alike. This panel will focus on the ways in which war and migration have impacted storytelling, in the form of folktales, novels, memoirs, and nonfiction, in eastern Africa. It will seek to understand what kinds of narratives are produced by both children and adults who are affected by conflict and displacement. What kinds of theoretical approaches can be used to analyze such texts?  What impact do such texts have on the global community?    

Please submit 250 word abstracts by February 15, 2018 to

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Joya Uraizee, Dept. of English, Saint Louis University

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