On February 11, 2020, Nobel Laureate in Literature Wole Soyinka, gave a passionate keynote address at the Fourth Regional Assembly of the African Humanities Program in Abuja, Nigeria, sponsored by ACLS.

A tireless promoter of the humanities in contemporary life, Professor Soyinka has throughout his distinguished career championed writing that inspires individual self-examination and collective self-understanding. He has called for the retrieval of suppressed, misconstrued, or forgotten African histories and cultures.

The Regional Assemblies are annual events for AHP Fellows which allow them to present, share knowledge, and network with equally dedicated humanistic scholars from across the continent. These convenings are made possible with the generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Learn more about the African Humanities Program here.