Aminata Sow Fall, a pioneer in black African literature, will deliver three speeches while visiting the Brigham Young University campus Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 4-6.
Fall will speak on "Out of Africa: Literature, Values, Tradition and Change" at a university forum assembly Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.The forum address, which is free and open to the public, will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11) and KBYU-FM (89.1). It will be rebroadcast Feb. 23 on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. and on KBYU-FM at 9 p.m.
Her second speech, "Sex, Race and Social Class: The Case of the Black Woman Writer," is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in 2084 Jesse Knight Humanities Building. She will address the French department in French.
Her final speech, which is co-sponsored by the honors and general education programs, the Kennedy Center and the College of Humanities, will be Thursday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. in 151 Tanner Building. The speech is titled "The Role of African Women in the Preservation of Culture."
An award-winning author, Fall is from the West African nation of Senegal. She has lectured many times in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States on literary and cultural issues, solidarity and peace.