Friday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 301, JW Marriott
Neoliberalism and the African Novel
Program arranged by the forum LLC African since 1990. Presiding: Phyllis Suzanne Taoua, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson
1. “On Needing New Names: Reading Social Justice in the Contemporary African Novel,” Madhu Krishnan, Univ. of Bristol
2. “‘There’s Nothing for Mahala’: Exploitation of the Gift in Neoliberal Postapartheid South Africa,” Elizabeth Allen, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
3. “Community and Grassroots: Social Justice and Islam in Muhammad Umar’s Amina,” Shirin E. Edwin, Sam Houston State Univ.
4. “Humanitarian Legitimacies and Neoliberal Ethics in the Works of Mongo Beti,” Cilas Kemedjio, Univ. of Rochester