Monday 20 November 2023
I was thrilled to be guest writer at the Introduction to African and African Diaspora Literatures (ENG2176A) class at the University of Ottawa on Monday, November 20th. Thanks to Brobbey Gideon, the instructor for the course, for hosting such a lively class. The topic for the day was A Diasporic Search for Home: Double Consciousness. A measure of how deeply engaged the students were with my lecture and readings from my book DisPlace was in the number of students that participated in the Q&A segment: about half of the approximately 30 students in attendance. It’s not everyday that an instructor has the fortune of stirring such number of students in a class to talk about a recommended text. For their enthusiastic engagement I offered some copies of my book as gifts.
Professor Nduka Otiono is the Director of the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa.