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Maaza Mengiste to speak at 8th Annual Pluralism Lecture

19 May 2021

The 8th Annual Pluralism Lecture, to be held today, will be a must-watch partly because its main speaker is an acclaimed novelist Maaza Mengiste, an Ethiopian who lived in Nigeria and Kenya before moving to the US. It will also be an interesting session because Ms Mengiste's lecture will be themed around how societies can come to terms with histories of war and colonisation to help build a more inclusive future. The lecture is being organised by the Global Centre for Pluralism, an independent, charitable organisation founded by the Aga Khan and the Government of Canada. The centre says on its website that it was founded to foster inclusivity in society. Introducing the lecture will be Princess Zahra Aga Khan, a board member at the Global Centre for Pluralism.