The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is an annual gathering of scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners to exchange ideas and nurture groundbreaking research. This year’s Congress is being held at Concordia University in Montreal, with “connected understanding” as its overriding theme.

Paul Ugor is a professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Originally from Obudu, in South-South Nigeria, his work explores the connections between present-day Nigeria’s socioeconomic conditions and its youth culture. Ugor argues that through Nollywood cinema, today’s young Africans are constructing and expressing a shared identity impacted by the growing influences of globalization and postmodernity as well as an almost imaginary set of inherited traditions.

This lecture was recorded by Sven Carlsson.

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