9 May 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm Room LG19 Faculty of Law



Mellon CDI-invited Fellow

Cornel West

Cornel West, one of America’s most celebrated and provocative public intellectuals, in conversation with Ben Okri (novelist) and respondent Malachi McIntosh (University of Cambridge) on Literature and the Nation.

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About Cornel West 

Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Dr West is a 1973 graduate of Harvard University and received his PhD at Princeton University.  

About Ben Okri

Ben Okri has published 10 novels, including The Famished Road, as well as collections of poetry, short stories and essays. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been awarded the OBE as well as numerous international prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore. He is a Vice-President of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. He was born in Nigeria and lives in London.

About Malachi McIntosh

Malachi McIntosh is a Fellow in English at King's College in Cambridge researching representations of migrant and minoritised communities in contemporary Caribbean, British and American literature and ideas of 'authenticity' in the assessment of the arts.

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