(Medeshi)- Kayd Somali Arts & Culture invites you to the third Kayd Open Talk with Professor Ahmed Samatar, Sunday 12 July, 4pm at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG.
Professor Samatar will discuss the relationship between culture and development, and why it is important to preserve art and culture in the face of an increasingly modern world.
Please register here: Culture and Development by Professor Ahmed Samatar
Professor Samatar is a prominent scholar and former Dean of the institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College, and the author of five books and over 40 academic articles including The State in Africa: Reconsiderations and The Porcupine Dilemma: Governance and Transition in Somalia. Once a BBC broadcaster, Professor Samatar has lectured at various academic institutions, Harvard University, London School of Economics and Amoud University, to name a few. He is also the founding and continuing editor-in-chief of Bildhaan, the first international journal of Somali Studies.
Join us for a knowledge-packed afternoon and be in the company of a highly distinguished guest.
Kayd is an organisation that coordinates regular artistic and cultural events in the UK including the popular Somali Week Festival. They aim to contribute to the appreciation of the diversity of Somali culture through education, writing and reading, performances, festivals, debates and discussions. Through this Open Talk programme, Kayd invites Somali scholars, artists and activists to think about their past, present and future and reflect on the Somali experiences.