McMillan-Stewart Lectures

The McMillan-Stewart Lectures were established in 1996 to honor Geneviève McMillan of Cambridge and her colleague, Reba Stewart, who died tragically while working as a painter in Africa. Ms. McMillan endowed this lecture series in order to advance knowledge in the field of African Studies.

  • 2012: Frederick Cooper, Africa in the World
  • 2011: Tsitsi Dangarembga, Zimbabwe: Successes and Failures in Conflict Resolution
  • 2010: Photography & Diaspora: A Critical Discourse on Africa, Visual Culture & Modernity, Panel Discussion with Okwui Enwezor, Lyle Ashton Harris, Kobena Mercer, Renee Mussai, and Deborah Willis
  • 2008: Jean-Godefroy Bidima, Poetics and Politics of Hermeneutics: Crossings and Becomings in Ethics, Politics and Aesthetics in Africa
  • 2006: Maryse Conde, Rediscovering the Self in Francophone Literature: The Erasure of Memory and the Rebellious Presence of Africa
  • 2006: N'gugi wa Thiongo, Remembering Africa: Burial and Resurrection of African Memory
  • 2004: Emmanuel Obiechina, Africa in the Soul: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century African Slave Narratives
  • 2003: Charlayne Hunter-Gault, New News Out of Africa
  • 2001: Francis Abiola Irele, Black Utopia: Diaspora Thought and African Renewal
  • 2000: Ali A. Mazrui, The African Predicament and the American Experience
  • 1998: Chinua Achebe, Home and Exile
  • 1995: Wole Soyinka, Nigeria: The Open Sore of a Continent