Negotiating Hybrid Identities in African Diasporic Literature

Negotiating Hybrid Identities in African Diasporic Literature
Samstag | 16. Februar 2019 | 9:00 Uhr


Within a historically male canon, Taiye Selasi and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offer a female perspective on the after march of postcolonial migration. You are invited to discuss and exchange ideas about the way in which migration and silence play a central role in the construction of hybrid identities in their novels „Ghana Must Go“ and „Americanah“. Books will be available for purchase at Jos Fritz.

The workshop „Breaking the Silence: Negotiating Hybrid Identities in African Diasporic Literature“ has been organized and curated by an international group of M.A. students of the department of English Literature at the University of Freiburg. They have all been working, in one way or another, with postcolonial texts and are obsessed with dismantling all sorts of oppressive systems.