Responding to Crisis through the Arts: Nigeria, Uganda, and Rwanda

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) together with the Department of Comparative Literature King’s College London, are excited to invite you to an online panel discussion titled “Responding to Crisis through the Arts: Nigeria, Uganda, and Rwanda” which will take place, Monday, 7 March at 14.00-15.00 UK, 15.00 Nigeria, 16.00 in Rwanda & South Africa, 15.00 Kampala.

This panel brings together two prize-winning photographers and the Director of the Hamwe festival in Rwanda to discuss questions in the context of Nigeria, Uganda, and Rwanda. The discussants will look at the creative process in responding to crisis, the relationship of the artist with their subjects, the circulation of these stories, and the ways in which other fields, particularly health and social care, are responding to this work.

'The panel will also remember Aisha Bada, a talented photographer and health professional who spoke at the Hamwe festival and who sadly died earlier this year'

Discussants:

Andrew Esiebo - Visual storyteller whose photography explores themes such as sexuality, gender, football, popular culture, migration, and spirituality.

DeLovie Kwagala - a non-binary queer self-taught photographer and social activist from Kampala whose work offers intimate reflections on identity, belonging, social injustice, and gender-sexuality.

Injonge Karangwa - a Rwandan musician, health professional, and Founder and Director of Hamwe Festival at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda.

Chair

Dr Zoe Norridge - Reader in African & Comparative Literature & Visual Cultures at King’s.

For more on this event and to register please go to https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/series/africa-week

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