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Two-Day Symposium Featuring Films and Panels


The symposium also highlights the Institute’s newly established literary fellowship created in Morrison’s honor

  Sharjah – February 12, 2024 - The Africa Institute, Global Studies University (GSU) (Sharjah, UAE)—a center for research, documentation, and study of Africa and its diaspora—will host a two-day symposium celebrating the life and legacy of literary icon Toni Morrison on February 28 – 29, 2024, at The Africa Hall, in Sharjah. The program will also be recorded and shared on the institute’s YouTube channel. This special event inaugurates the Toni Morrison Senior Fellowship in African Diaspora Literature and Cultural Studies, featuring two film screenings, including one by Morrison’s son, and insightful discussions on her legacy.