Online Oxford African Studies Centre Seminar Series with Elleke Boehmer


On Thursday 15 October, Elleke Boehmer will be in conversation with Wale Adebanwi for the latest online event in the Oxford’s African Studies Centre Seminar Series.

Elleke Boehmer was born in Durban, South Africa and lives in Oxford, UK. She is the author of five novels including Screens against the Sky (shortlisted for the David Higham Prize), Bloodlines (shortlisted for the Sanlam Prize), Nile Baby, and The Shouting in the Dark (winner of the Olive Schreiner Award for Prose and longlisted for the Sunday Times prize).

She is Professor of World Literature in English at the University of Oxford, and a founding figure in the field of postcolonial literature. Her edition of Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys was a bestseller, and her acclaimed biography of Nelson Mandela has been translated into several languages. She has published several other books including Stories of Women, the anthology Empire WritingPostcolonial Poetics, and Indian Arrivals: Networks of British Empire which won the biennial ESSE 2015-16 Prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

To The Volcano, and other stories is Elleke’s second collection of short stories and will be the focus of this particular seminar.

All are welcome to attend – please make sure to join with microphones and cameras turned off. There will be time for questions and discussion towards the end of the seminar.

Please email [email protected] if you would like to attend.