What is Finding Africa?

Finding Africa is an independent postcolonial African studies platform that facilitates interdisciplinary dialogue by various agents, mainly in the form of seminars, both in academia and beyond.

Seminars are hosted by the University of Leeds’ Centre for African Studies in the UK and by the Rhodes University English Department in South Africa, and we welcome academics from the UK, South Africa, and beyond.

The seminar series is committed to providing a platform for researchers and interested others to share knowledge, open up questions, and explore issues relevant to postcolonial Africa. Finding Africa’s current associations include the Northern Postcolonial Network, the University of Leeds’ Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), University of Leeds’ School of English, Manchester Postcolonial Reading Group, the University of Stellenbosch’s Literary Project (SLiPnet), the Yorkshire African Studies Network, Rhodes University English, and the University of Leeds’ Postcolonial and World Literatures Reading Group.

The Finding Africa blog also welcomes contributions from writers, artists, journalists, publishers and others with an abiding interest in Africa, and seeks to expand the scope of conversations about the continent.

You can now also follow us on FacebookTwitter, or  send an email to findingpocoafrica@gmail.com with your name and affiliation to be added to our mailing list.


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