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Is African Identity Lost in Translation? Guest Speakers Afua Hirsch and David Olusoga

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Kadija George <[log in to unmask]>

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Kadija George <[log in to unmask]>

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*The 2nd Cultural Compounds presentation: *

*IS AFRICAN IDENTITY LOST IN TRANSLATION?*

*Announces its guest speakers – Afua Hirsch and David Olusoga*



Cultural Compounds is a series of one day symposiums to explore how the
cultural and the personal conditions of African diasporic society, relate
to current practices and theories, our knowledge of the past and contribute
to our aspirations for the future.  The second symposium in the series is
on Saturday 7th July at  City, University of London EC1V 0HB . The guest
speakers are two of Britain’s most prominent  thinkers, speakers and award
winning writers today, Afua Hirsch and Dr. David Olusoga.



Afua Hirsch is a journalist and author of the *Sunday Times* best-selling
book, *Brit(ish):** On Race, Identity and Belonging* (Jonathan Cape)



David Olusoga is a broadcaster and author of the multi-award winning
book *Black
British:* *F**orgotten History* (MacMillan).
The symposium also includes panellists drawn from prominent and popular
cultural theorists, activists, arts practitioners and artists of African
descent in the UK, including BBC New Generation Thinker (2016) Dr. Louisa
Uchum Egbunike, a Lecturer in English at City, University of London City,
University of London’s Postcolonial Studies Research Seminar Series.

Larry Achiampong (visual artist)
Hassan Aliyu (visual artist)
Zena Edwards (Performance Poet)
Louisa Uchum Egbunike (Lecturer in English at City University)
Kwame, *(*Black British Music/Black Music Congress
*) *Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm (novelist and magazine publisher)
Coco Mbassi (Singer)
*Patrice Naia*mbana (Actor and musician)
Minna Salami ‘aka’ Ms Afropolitan (cultural theorist)
Carleen De Sözer (visual artist)
Onyekachi Wambu (Director of A.F.F.O.R.D.)
Bibi Bakare Yusef (Cassava Republic - publisher)

www.culturalcompounds.org
*Aims and objectives of the symposiums* The Cultural Compounds aims to
create a series includes keynote presentations, conversations, debates and
performances to explore how the word 'Black' translates currently in
various art and cultural forms and what the drivers are for these. *Objectives
* To discuss in a public space such questions as: In a society made up of
people with multiple cultural references and hybrid identities how do we
name ourselves? Do we identify with received and perceived representation?  To
create an environment for live and online dialogue to exchange ideas and
opinions and highlight urgent questions about Afro-Modernist cultural
expression and inheritance in the UK and beyond. To examine and challenge
cultural, artistic and curatorial practices, theories and traditions as
they relate to race, representation and identity with reference to people
of African descent.  Supported using public funding by ACE England In
collaboration with the English Department at City, University of
London Organised
by African Writers Abroad, The Watch-Men Agency and Picture Bright



*To Book**/More information*



https://is-african-identity-lost-in-translation.eventbrite.com


-- 

*The Writer & The City: Kadija in The Gambia http://tinyurl.com/y9vzlpv8
<http://tinyurl.com/y9vzlpv8>*

*The Importance of Independent Black Publishing*
*http://tinyurl.com/yc838cdn <http://tinyurl.com/yc838cdn>*

*Arts can save children, no matter what's going on in their homes. Afeni
Shakur*

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