NOMADIC LITERATURES: MIGRATIONS AND LITERATURES IN AFRICA

Artivism

Summary

Travel is a constant in African tradition and only recently this travel experience has been formulated in terms of migration and given a critical connotation by often adding the previous indicator of "the immigration problem". Travel is a fundamental element of the configuration and development of humanity. Precisely, the human being, began to travel in Africa, at the dawn of humanity, if that had not happened, the evolution of the human being would have been different.

African tradition has given systematic prominence to travel, which is reflected as a form of growth. With this workshop, we intend to open up a space for a different interpretation of travel, first as an unavoidable historical constant and then as a process of construction, as oral tradition and African literature have shown. Through this literature we present the different ways of reflecting the journey for the African authors themselves, until they reach the present day.

Speakers

Carlos Bajo Erro

Ciberactivista, periodista y amante de las letras africanas

Co-fundador de Wiriko. Licenciado en Periodismo (UN), postgraduado en Comunicación de los conflictos y de la paz (UAB) y Máster Euroafricano de Ciencias Sociales del Desarrollo: Culturas y Desarrollo en África (URV). Es coautor del ensayo Redes sociales para el cambio en África (IV Premio de Ensayo Casa África). Sus ámbitos de interés y de estudio son la comunicación, las TIC y la literatura. Responsable de las áreas de Comunicación y de Publicaciones y coordinador de la sección de Letras del Magacín.