Roundtable: 'Who Owns African Literature,' at next literature luncheon

At 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, several speakers will participate in the presentation "Who Owns African Literature: A Roundtable Discussion" in room 102 of the Kern Building on Penn State's University Park campus. Participating in the roundtable discussion will be Helon Habila, assistant professor of English at George Mason University; Binyavanga Wainaina, director of the Achebe Center at Bard College; and Patricia Jebbeh Wesley, assistant professor of English at Penn State Altoona. The moderator will be Gabeba Baderoon, assistant professor of women's studies and African and African-American studies at Penn State.

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. -- participants are encouraged to bring lunch; coffee and tea are provided free-of-charge. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a 20 minute presentation by a visitor or local speaker on a topic related to any humanities discipline. Jonathan Eburne, coordinator of the series, can be contacted at All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome.

Last Updated January 09, 2015