Obioma Nnaemeka: “Gendered Spaces and War: Re-Imagining Biafra — Not as a Territory”

PHOTO--OBIOMA NNAEMEKA (2)Social Sciences Forum
Obioma Nnaemeka, Chancellor’s Professor, Indiana University
“Gendered Spaces and War: Re-Imagining Biafra — Not as a Territory”

Tuesday, May 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
University Center Ballroom

In the context of the Nigeria-Biafra War, Obioma Nnaemeka will explore how women’s bodies became a battlefield used to settle patriarchal and ethnic quarrels; the role of women in creating a sense of normalcy within Biafra under siege by Nigerian soldiers; and the lessons from the war that empower the Igbo people to move forward with the ideals of Biafra unmarked by territorial boundaries.


Admission is free, and a reception will follow the talk.


Plan your visit
Visitor parking is available at the Administration Drive Garage. Please click here for additional information.


Organized by the Department of Africana Studies and co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Office of the Provost; the Departments of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, and Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy; the Global Studies and Language, Literacy & Culture Ph.D. Programs, and the Dresher Center for the Humanities.

 

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