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Professor Manthia Diawara in Conversation: CAS Seminar

Title
Professor Manthia Diawara in Conversation: CAS Seminar
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Manthia Diawara # Institute of Afro-American Affairs at New York University
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Date and Time
30th Oct 2019 16:00 - 30th Oct 2019 17:30
Location
Seminar rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
URL
http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk/events/seminar_series/2019_2020/professor_manthia_diawara_in_conversation_cas_seminar

Africa in Motion Film Festival and the Centre of African Studies (CAS) are honoured to welcome world-renowned film scholar Manthia Diawara, Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies and Director of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs at New York University. Professor Diawara has written extensively in the field of black cultural studies and African film and his 1992 book African Cinema: Politics & Culture is one of the foundational texts about cinema on the continent. He is also an award-winning filmmaker, whose titles include Sembene: the Making of African Cinema (1994) - a collaboration with renowned Kenyan writer Ngûgî wa Thiong'o, Bamako Siki Kan (2003) and Negritude, a Dialogue between Soyinka and Senghor (2015).

The seminar will be followed by a screening of Professor’s Diawara’s most recent documentary An Opera of the World (2017). 

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