The Griot in Doris Lessing and African/Postcolonial Diaspora Writers

deadline for submissions: 
March 22, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Doris Lessing Society/MLA

We invite papers for an MLA 2024 session exploring figures of the griot—as chroniclers, poets, songmakers, and Memories—in Doris Lessing’s later works and in the works of writers from Africa and throughout the postcolonial diaspora. This topic has been designed to fit in with the MLA's 2024 Presidential Theme, "Celebration: Joy and Sorrow." For more details on the theme, see: <
250-word abstracts and brief bio requested.