IIS Annual Seminar and Lecture
|‘Literature and the South Asian Communities of East Africa’|
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
The ‘Literature and South Asian Communities of East Africa’ conference was co-sponsored by the Graduate Studies Department of The Institute of Ismaili Studies in conjunction with The Arts and Humanities Research Board Centre for Asian and African Literatures’ Centre of South Asian Studies. The conference which addressed the literature of and about the South Asian communities of East Africa, concentrated on the following questions:
It is anticipated that the proceedings of the seminar will be published at a later date.
‘The Perception of the Asian in Swahili Literature’
‘The Literary Community of Transition: East Africa 1961-1972’
‘Dangerous Memories: Ugandan Asians and their Stories’
‘Memory or Nostalgia? The Crisis of Identity in M. G. Vassanji’s The Gunny Sack and Amriika’
‘Discourses of Difference in M. G. Vassanji’s The Book of Secrets’
‘Journey to the West: The Creation of an Epic for the Stage’
Chaired by Faisal Devji.