‘Beyond the Postcolonial': new fiction from Africa

Beyond the Postcolonial‘: new fiction from East and West Africa
Date, Time and Venue

10th May, 6pm, Brunei Suite (SOAS)

African literature has gone through many transitions, from the studied erudition of Chinua Achebe to Ngugi wa Thiogo’s refined and magical anti-government rants. However, a new generation of writers is emerging, keen to observe and communicate a multiplicity of stories from a continent’s complex and diverse modern experience.

Join Dr Emma Dawson, Shalini Gidoomal, Tolu Ogunlesi and Peter Ike Amadi to read from their own work, and discuss new directions and innovations in African writing.


  • Shalini Gidoomal is a freelance journalist, writer, and inveterate traveller.
  • Tolu Ogunlesi is freelance writer and editor in Lagos and author of a collection of poetry.
  • Peter Ike Amadi is a staff writer for an entertainment magazine in Lagos.


  • Dr Emma Dawson (Keele University) has edited anthologies of short stories from Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya.

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