2013 Johannesburg


The annual colloquium brings together scholars working on African humanities from Africa, North America, and other regions of the world. It will be held in an African country and in Princeton in alternate years.

The first PAHC colloquium, whose theme was ‘The Geography of African Literature,’ was held at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in April 2013. It consisted of two round tables.

Roundtable I: Africa and the World

  • Isabel Hoymeyer (Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • Dan Ojwang (Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • Tsitsi Jaji (U Penn, USA)
  • Akin Adesoka (Indiana, USA)
  • Annette Damayanti Lienau (U of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  • Ndirangu Wachanga (University of Wisconsin, Whitewater)

Roundtable II: The Idea of African Literature

  • Mplive Msiska (Birkbeck College, University of London)
  • James Ogude (University of Pretoria)
  • Grace Musila (University of Stellenbosch)
  • Denis Ekpo (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
  • Harry Garuba (University of Cape Town)
  • Susan Kiguli (Makerere University, Uganda)