The Nigerian author
Thursday 27 March at 18.00
Wumi Raji is a scholar of literature
and a senior lecturer in Engish at the University of Ilorin, situated
north of Lagos. He is presently gueast researcher at the Nordic Africa
Institiute in Uppsala. He is himself a writer of potery, short stories
and plays. In 1998 he won a prize in the BBC Arts and Africa Poetry
Competition. In 2002 he published a collection of poems, Rolling Dreams,
filled with pain and dreams. As scholar he has written his Ph.D. thesis
on the West Indian writer George Lamming, and has also written about
the Nigerian writers Wole Soyinka, and Ken Saro-Wiwa.
He will speak on his favourite authors, and on his own writing, in a talk with Mai Palmberg, coordinator of the research project "Cultural Images in and of Africa".
researcher, responsible for the research project
”Cultural Images in and of Africa”.
Venue: The Nordic Africa Institute, the library.
Kungsgatan 38, Uppsala
Feel free to come before the meeting—the library is open on Thursday until 19 hours.