University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture on human rights in Africa by Kenneth W. Harrow, director of the Comparative Literature and Studies Program at Michigan State University

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester’s River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

February 8, 2005

Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University professor who has published widely on African literature and film, will speak at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, on “Human Rights in Africa: The Great Lakes and other Crises” at the University of Rochester. His talk is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies and is free and open to the public.

Professor of English and director of the Comparative Literature and Studies Program at MSU, Harrow also works with Amnesty International and focuses on the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa and countries such as Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. His lecture will be held in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University’s River Campus.

Harrow is past president of the African Literature Association and the author of several books, including Thresholds of Change in African Literature: The Emergence of a Tradition (Heinemann, 1994) and Less Than One and Double (Heinemann, 2001) as well as co-editor of Crisscrossing Boundaries in African Literatures (Three Continents Press, 1986). He also teaches and writes on Caribbean literature, Third World cinema, and postcolonial and feminist theory.

For more information, contact the Frederick Douglass Institute at (585) 275-7235.




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