African Perspectives: Contemporary African Science Fiction

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International House Davis

African Perspectives: Contemporary African Science Fiction

Together with International House Davis, UC Davis Global Affairs is pleased to co-sponsor a three-part conversational series exploring African immigration, contemporary science fiction, and female empowerment through farming. Join our final speaker Dr. Moradewun Adejunmobi, UC Davis Professor of African American Studies. 

  • Doors open at 6:30pm, event is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • International House Davis: 10 College Park, Davis, CA
  • Questions: (530) 753-5007 or
  • Dr. Adejunmobi received her Ph. D. in French from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and has previously lectured at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and the University of Botswana. Her current research interests include African popular film and culture, multilingualism and intercultural communication in postcolonial societies. Adejunmobi is the author of JJ Rabearivelo, Literature and Lingua Franca in Colonial Madagascar.

  • Dr. Adejunmobi will discuss contemporary African Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction. She recently edited the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry's special issue on African Speculative Fiction.

  • A moderated discussion with Mark Jerng, UC Davis Associate Professor of English will follow.

About Global Affairs at UC Davis

Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 8,400 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty studying and researching internationally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world’s most pressing problems through more than 150 international partnerships.

Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is now in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.

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