Am 8. September geht es bei unseren Kolleg*innen von der Sonnenblumen Community Development Group e.V. weiter.
Sonnenblumen Community Development Group invites to: Hard Talk with the author, Yvonne A. Owuor, on Geopolitics, Neoliberalism, and Re-storying African Realities, moderated by Anthony Obute (doctoral fellow in Literature and Cultural Studies at University of Tübingen).
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was born in Kenya in 1968. Her short stories have appeared in international literary magazines. In 2003 she was awarded the Caine Prize for African Writing. Her debut novel 'The Place Where the Journey Ends' (DuMont 2016) was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, and she also received the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature for it. 'The Sea of Dragonflies' is her second novel. Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor lives in Nairobi.
Anthony Dumebi Obute is a doctoral fellow in the English Literatures and Cultures Programme at the University of Tübingen where he also teaches at the American Studies Program. His dissertation on Transatlantic Environmentalism re-invents the old relation between the Niger River, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mississippi River in the production of multiple global economies, from slavery to the extractive era. The project examines the environmental cost of our modern lifestyle powered by oil. Dumebi is Nigerian, he moved to Tübingen in 2016, and completed his Master’s Programme in 2018. He has interests in Postcolonial and Environmental Studies, Transnational African Identity and Belonging, and Power Structures.
In Kooperation mit: Literaturhaus Köln, Buchhandlung Bittner, DUMONT, Alte Feuerwache Köln,