UNH Hosts African Literature Scholar

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

October 29, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. - The national coordinator for Nigeria of the Feminist Press's Women Writing Africa project will speak at the University of New Hampshire Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, from 12:30-2 p.m. in Theatre II of the Memorial Union Building. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

Modupe Kolawole, professor of African literature and gender at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, will speak on “The African Woman: Cultural Negotiation and Sociopolitical Activism, Past and Present.” She has served as a consultant to many international agencies and institutions including the Ford Foundation, the University of Tokyo and the International Institute for High Education in New York. She is the author of “Womanism and African Consciousness” and coordinator of the Women Writing Africa project, which will preserve and publish individual pieces of women's writing to allow for new readings of African women's history.