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October 2020

Oct 22
Oct 23

Achebe | Baldwin @ 40

12:00 AM

  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…

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