Upcoming Africa at Noon Events
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Endangered Past: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart as Historical Reclamation
Department of African Languages and Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Time and Location: 12:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI
This presentation makes use of Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History” to explore Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart as a project of historical reclamation.
Sofia Samatar studies modern Egyptian and Sudanese literatures in the Department of African Languages and Literature. She has an M.A. from the department and is preparing a dissertation proposal on the uses of fantasy in the fiction of Tayeb Salih. Her interests include world literature, comparative literature, circulation and reception studies, fantasy and science fiction, and translation.