New Frontiers in Memory Studies: Indian Ocean Memories and African Migrants
Frankfurt, 13 June 2017 (12-2 pm; IG 1.414)
Film Screening & Lecture
This lecture by Shihan De Silva (University of London) concerns the easterly movement of Africans both voluntary and involuntary. The better known westwards migration tends to colour the perceptions of the easterly movement. Archival sources together with narratives of the diasporists can contribute to recovering the lost past. Memories of the diasporists will be illustrated through a film entitled Indian Ocean Memories and African Migrants, produced and directed by Dr Shihan de Silva in which she explores the cultural memories of the largest Afro-Sri Lankan community.
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