Saturday, 08 January
540. The Poet as Activist: In Memory of Dennis Brutus
1:45–3:00 p.m., 304A, LA Convention Center
Program arranged by the Division on African Literatures
Presiding: Alain Lawo Sukam, Texas A&M Univ., College Station
1. “Special Tribute to Dennis Brutus,” Alain Lawo Sukam
2. “Et Tu, Brutus? Corporate Assassination and Environmental Activism,” William Earl Slaymaker, Wayne State Coll.
3. “Dennis Brutus: Divisions and Alliances during the Cold War,” Monica Popescu, McGill Univ.
4. “To Step across Earth and Ocean: Seithlamo Motsapi’s Poetics and/as Politics,” Tsitsi Jaji, Univ. of Pennsylvania
5. “‘A Widener of Consciousness’: Ben Okri and the New-Millennium Poet,” Mariaconcetta Costantini, Univ. of Chieti-Pescara