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African Literature and the American Dream - Stillwater

African Literature and the American Dream - Stillwater

October 21, 20197:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stillwater Public Library
1107 S. Duck St.
Stillwater, OK  74074

Dr. Katherine Hallemeier, Professor of English at Oklahoma State University, will present a free public lecture based on research funded in part by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities. Dr. Hallemeier's research is focused on post-war African writers, including Chinua Achebe and Buchi Emecheta, who represented connections between anti-colonial national liberation struggles in Africa and ideals of the American dream as they were articulated by well-known African American thinkers such as Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King, Jr. Her talk will highlight surprising connections between the rise of African literature in English in the post-war years and the struggles for civil rights in the United States.

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