Title[External Seminar] Seminar on Historical Soviet Stories & Urban Nairobi Tales2024-05-28 23:35
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Seminar on Historical Soviet Stories & Urban Nairobi Tales 

Dear colleagues, Friends and Peers: 

Welcome to staff seminar this Thursday May 30th, 2024 seminar, 2.30pm EAT. Our speaker is going to be Prof. Mikhail Lossel (See e-flier attached herewith). He will be speaking on the "Crossroads of Words in World Literature: Historical Soviet Stories & Urban Nairobi Tales."

Lossel is a Professor of English and Creative Writing, Concordia University, Canada. He was born in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). He first worked as an electromagnetic engineer before immigrating to the United States of America in 1986. He has authored many books of fiction and historical essays. His most recent book is Love Like Water, Love Like Fire, a collection of stories; the other one is Notes from Cyber ground: Trumpland and My Old Soviet Feeling. He has a collection of fiction stories entitled "Every Hunter Wants to Know.


In this presentation Prof.  Iossel, drawing upon in his various essays, will be speaking on the Making of Modernity in the city of St. Petersburg linking to tales from Nairobi, governance and Soviet 'expropriation' of the contested spaces in the US border arenas.


The Moderator and Discussant of this session will be Mr. Tony Mochama of the Nation Media Group, who is also the Secretary-General of PEN International (Kenya).  

For PHYSICAL participants : University of Nairobi Towers, 4th Floor, Room MLT04.

For ONLINE participants: Please register on :