Global Africa, Migration and The Arts Symposium - Day 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 08:00am - 06:30pm
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Global Africa, Migration, Literature, and the Arts - Day 1

Location: Rutgers College Avenue Campus, Alexander Library Teleconference/Lecture Hall

8:00 am – 9:00 am 
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Conveners: Ousseina Alidou and Renée Larrier
Director, Center for African Studies: Genese Sodikoff
AMESALL Chair: Charles Haberl SAS Executive Vice Dean: James Masschaele
and Rutgers Global: (Rick Garfunkel, Rick Lee)

9:30 am – 11:15 am
Panel 1
Global Africa, Foodways, and Graphic Arts
Moderator: François Cornilliat
Ouafaa Deleger: The Piano as a Cultural Passage: Le Piano Oriental, Z. Abirached
Emily Merchant: Animated Science: Nutrition
Jonathan Bishop Highfield: Riding the Indian Ocean’s Waves Displacement of People and Movement of Food across Four Continents

11:15 am – 11:30 am
Coffee Break / Cacophonous cognates: Poetry Performance by Thato Magano

11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Keynote Address
Introduction: Renée Larrier
Manthia Diawara: Global Africa: Some Trembling Thoughts From Edouard Glissant

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Panel 2
Global Africa, Hip Hop Cultures, and Sonic Agency
Moderator: Tadjou-N’Dine Mamadou Yacoubou
RaShelle R. Peck: Global Blackness in Underground Nairobi Hip Hop
Tosin Gbogi: Postcolonial Resistance, Transethnic Vernaculars, and New Youth Identities in African Hip Hop Cultures
Eric Charry: Hip Hop Africanized

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
In Honor of Kassahun Chekole and Africa World Press
Conversation with Christopher Wise on The Manuscript of Timbuktu
Moderators: Bode Ibironke and Carolyn Brown

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Coffee Break

4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Panel 3
Global Africa, Decolonial Praxis, and the Literary Imagination
Moderator: Paulina Maria Barrios
Simone Brioni: Collaboration as a Decolonial Practice
Christopher Wise: Yambo Ouologuem’s Le devoir de violence at 50
Amir Mohamed Aziz: Towards a Queer Decoloniality: (Trans)Gender Epistemologies, the Invention of Binary Sex/Gender, and the Coloniality of White Gender

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Welcoming Remarks: Dean of Humanities, Michelle Stephens

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction: Genese Sodikoff, CAS Director
Film Screening and Conversation
An Opera of The World by Manthia Diawara



Location Rutgers College Avenue Campus, Alexander Library Teleconference/Lecture Hall