5 April. The American University of Rome (AUR) presents the James Walston Memorial Lecture 2016 at the Centro Studi Americani, near Largo Argentina, on Tuesday 5 April at 19.00.
Entitled Migration: Identity and Nationality, the lecture is by celebrated author and photographer Taiye Selasi whose seminal 2005 essay Bye-Bye, Babar (Or: What is an Afropolitan?) offers an alternative vision of African identity for a transnational generation.
In 2013 Selasi's first novel, the New York Times bestseller Ghana Must Go was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013 by The Wall Street Journal and The Economist.
The lecture is dedicated to the memory of James Walston, who, in addition to being professor of international relations and global politics at AUR from 1990 to 2014, was a regular political contributor to Wanted in Rome since the magazine was founded in 1985.
The event will be followed by a question and answer session. Entry is free and open to all, to register see website.