Thursday, December 6, 2018
Year of Global Africa: Eye on Africa - James Ocita on Diaspora Identity in Indian East African nove
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Diaspora Identity, the unhomely and the politics of belonging in Indian East African novels
About the speaker:
James Ocita is a lecturer in the Department of Literature and, until recently, a research associate in the Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University, Uganda. He obtained his Ph.D. from Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2013. He also holds an MFA from the University of Maryland at College Park and MA from Makerere University. Ocita is currently a 2018 African Studies Association and American Council of Learned Societies presidential fellow. He is also a co-contributor for a narrative bibliography, "The Year's Work in English Studies from 2018 - 2021."