Every year the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association brings a distinguished lecturer to speak at the Annual Meeting. Aminatta Forna will deliver the 2016 lecture., “Reversing the Gaze: Narrative as a Two Way Mirror”. Forna was born in Scotland, raised in Sierra Leone and Britain and spent periods of her childhood in Iran, Thailand and Zambia. She is the award-winning author of the novels The Hired Man, The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones, and a memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water.

The lunch will be held at 12:30pm on Saturday, December 3. Lunch tickets are available for $30. Tickets are available for purchase online. There will be a very limited number of tickets available for purchase on-site, and it is recommended you purchase your tickets in advance. If you have any questions about the Women’s Caucus, please contact Wangui Wa Goro ([email protected]) or Maria Cattell ([email protected]), Women’s Caucus Co-Convenors.