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Posted 20th August 2009

Symposium Programme

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9.00-9.45 Registration, tea/coffee

9.45-10.00 Welcome

10.00-12.30 Panel 1: Rwanda and South Africa

Chair: Dr Michael Marten, School of Languages, Cultures and Religions, University of Stirling

Piotr Cieplak, Department of French, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
Known Images: Film in Rwanda

John Masterson, University of Essex, UK
Writing and/as Righting the Rwandan Genocide? A Reconciliatory Reading of Philip Gourevitch’s We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rwanda and Marie Beatrice Umutesi’s Surviving the Slaughter: The Ordeal of a Rwandan Refugee in Zaire

Cara Moyer, Department of African Studies, Howard University, USA
Truth, Reconciliation and Cinema: Reflections on South Africa’s Recent Past in Ubuntu’s Wounds and Homecoming

Sarah Longair, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Number Four prison museum: The embodiment and mediation of violent past in contemporary South Africa

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.30 Panel 2: Ghana, Nigeria and Mozambique

Chair: Dr Andrew Lawrence, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

Tobias Robert Klein, Zentrum für Literatur und Kulturforschung (Centre for Literary and Cultural Research), Berlin, Germany
“It was a terrible time to be alive”": Trauma, disillusionment and the prospects of reconciliation in post-1990 Ghanaian and Nigerian Fiction

Albert Oikelome, Creative Arts Department (Music Unit), University of Lagos, Nigeria
Hip hop lyrics as tool for conflict resolution in the Niger delta

Amy Schwartzott, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
“Transformação de Armas em Enxadas”: Weapons that Destroy and Heal in Mozambican Urban Art

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-16.45 Keynote speaker: Jacqueline Maingard, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies in the Department of Drama: Theatre, Film and Television, University of Bristol

16.45-17.00 Final Remarks and Close

Everyone is invited to join us for the screening of “Between Joyce and Remembrance” (Mark Kaplan, South Africa) at Filmhouse Cinema at 6pm

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