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"Do Not Uproot The Pumpkin": Okot P'Bitek Legacy Seminar At Cornell University

Updated: Jan 20




“DO NOT UPROOT THE PUMPKIN”

THE RELEVANCE OF READING OKOT P'BITEK’S WRITINGS IN AFRICA TODAY

 

DATE: THUR, 28th MARCH 2024, 9:00 AM – 02:00 PM

 

VENUE: CORNELL UNIVERSITY

 

Curated by Ojok Okello, founder, and CEO of Okere City, Humphrey Fellow at Cornell University, and the Creator of “Echoes of Lawino” Project

 

 

“Of African Independence” - | Poetry recitation and Performance by Ojok Okello  

 

Keynote Address


Writing as Black: Walking In and Out of My Father’s Footsteps | Juliane Otoniya Okot Bitek, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Queens University, Canada

 

Special Lectures followed by Q&A 

 

1.      Rereading Okot b’Bitek in Contemporary Northern Uganda | Ber Anena | Ph.D. student in English (Creative Writing), University of Nebraska-Lincoln


2.     Okot P’Bitek’s Legacy for African Philosophy | Samuel Imbo, Professor of African Philosophy, Hamline University

 

Echoes of Lawino: 15 Minutes theatrical production by Cornell students from the Department of Performing and Media

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