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Race, Racism and Xenophobia in a Global Context III: Brussels

November 9, 2017
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Awam Amkpa
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Associate Professor, Social and Cultural Analysis, Faculty of Arts and Science; Undergraduate Drama, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
 

Awam Amkpa is a dramatist, documentary filmmaker, scholar of theater and film and a curator of art and cultural practices. He is Associate Professor of Drama at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis in NYU’s College of Arts and Science. He is the co-founder and co-curator of the annual Real Life Pan-African Documentary Film Festival in Accra, Ghana, a festival dedicated to African and African Diasporic filmmaking; curator of the photographic exhibition Africa: See You, See Me; and co-curator of the photographic exhibition They Won’t Budge: Africans in Europe. Amkpa curated annual Highlife Music Festivals in Accra, Ghana, as well as an online exhibition on Kofi Ghanaba. He is the curator of the exhibition ReSignifications. His documentary films include Winds Against Ours Souls, It’s All About Downtown, The Other Day We Went to the Movies, A Very Very Short Story of Nollywood, Accra Re-Inventions and the feature film ‘Wazobia!. Professor Amkpa has written plays such as Ajasco and Not In My Season of Songs, directed and toured several plays in Africa, Europe and North America, and is also the author of Theatre and Postcolonial Desires (Routledge, 2003) and of several articles on the African and Black Diasporic and Postcolonial theater, film, art and photography. Mentored by Wole Soyinka, Awam Amkpa has a Ph.D. in Drama from Bristol University, United Kingdom.

 
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