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Negritude Debate: Chinua Achebe / Wole Soyinka (ext event)

Description: https://www.negritudedebate.org/

Opal22 Arts and Edutainment present Negritude, a fresh programme of debating events.

Negritude examines and upholds the genius of literary Icons from African and Caribbean descent, challenging and championing their impact and contribution to the African literary diaspora.

Negritude is a literary movement. In the 1930’s and 1940’s black writers in Paris made the conscious effort for their cultural identities to shine across the Parisian literary scene. The Negritude movement and its champions concerned themselves not only with the written word but the African diaspora’s cultural, economic, social and political values as a whole.

The Opal22 Arts and Edutainment Negritude programme will be a yearly programme to get the community to be enthused about debate, literature and the power of talking, reading and writing about authors from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Both Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka speak of life in West Africa however the differences in approach evoke mixed feelings across their readership. Chinua, a Nigerian writer is noted for his informal methods of communication, whereas Soyinka, a fellow Nigerian, writes in a much more academic style. Wole Soyinka was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is considered one of the most widely read books in modern Africa Literature.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/negritude-debates-tickets-56355839834

Location: Leicester Central Library, Bishop St LE1 6AA
Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019
Time: 19:00 BST
Access: Public
Category: (i) External event of interest*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Friday, 29 March 2019 08:20 GMT
Attachments: None

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