Conference: The Transnational Imaginaries of M. G. Vassanji

The Transnational Imaginaries of M. G. Vassanji: http://amtez.net/mgv
November 8-10, 2013
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Organizers: Dr. Asma Sayed, Dr. Karim Murji, Dr. Itesh Sachdev

The Transnational Imaginaries of M. G. Vassanji, an international conference which is to be held from November 8-10, 2013, is an attempt to bring together the global community of scholars working on the internationally renowned author, MG Vassanji. It will be the first such gathering on the writer and will bring together prominent academics from Africa, North America and Europe. Such an international network has never been brought together before and the formal programme will include a range of perspectives and debates about Mr Vassanji’s many books. The participation of these scholars is a testament to the growing recognition and importance of Mr Vassanji beyond Canada. It is also a significant academic event with papers considering the full range of his books which are set in Canada, India and East Africa. The conference includes the participation of Mr Vassanji himself who will give a keynote lecture. Scholars interested in presenting a paper should contact Asna Sayed directly at asayed@ualberta.ca.