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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

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