Tope Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer and recent winner of the 2013 Caine Prize, which he won for his short story, Miracle, a tale of the Nigerian diaspora living in the U.S. Folarin is also the first writer born outside of Africa to win the prestigious award.
CEC member and fellow Nigerian Olanike Adex finds some moments in his busy schedule to discuss everyday miracles and faith, African languages, and the role of literature in education.
What opportunities? What enterprise?
Professor Asha Kanwar
President, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 1730 to 1900
House of Lords, Committee Room 2A, followed by a reception in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association rooms in Westminster Hall.
Host and Chair: Lord Boswell of Aynho
The lecture is one of a series arranged by the Council for Education in the Commonwealth to explore the 2013 Commonwealth theme ‘Opportunity through Enterprise’.
Asha Kanwar will explore how alternative approaches to learning, including through open, distance and technology-based means, can enhance livelihoods among disadvantaged peoples. She will illustrate her presentation with accounts of Commonwealth of Learning (COL) initiatives that seek to engage social, financial and human capital, creating opportunities that empower poor communities through sustainable entrepreneurship, highlighting their implications for women.
Spaces are limited so early registration is essential. Continue reading for more information and registration details.