What SJP must learn from Biafra activists

This guest blog is written by GW student Scott LaRochelle. While humanitarian problems often require political solutions, politics often cause self-inflicted wounds to humanitarian causes, specifically those of student activists. Student activists shapes the narratives of the issues they take up, so much so that student protests such...

Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun”

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who will be keynote speaker for the Remembering Biafra conference, is well known for her many novels and short stories, including her award-winning second novel published in 2006, Half of a Yellow Sun. Half of a Yellow Sun takes place in the 1960s in Nigeria during the Biafran War. Adichie tells the...

Anthonia Kalu on the Power of Literature

Profile by Grace Ishimwe. Dr. Anthonia Kalu is a professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages; and, Gender & Sexuality Studies at University of California-Riverside. She will be speaking on Friday, April 20th on the panel “Women and Gender in the War and After,” on the topic: “No Victor, No...

Dr. Chika Okeke-Agulu of Princeton on the art of Biafra

Interview by Grace Ishimwe. Dr Chika Okeke-Agulu specializes in classical, modern, and contemporary African art history and theory. He will be speaking Thursday, April 20th in a panel discussion on the power and politics of memory. This interview was conducted by Grace Ishimwe. 1) How would you describe your major fields of...