A Symposium on the topic, ‘Deep Seated concern in Afro-American Literature’ was conducted by the Department of English of Pavai Arts and Science College for Women on 25.09.2019 in Keerthi Hall at 11.00 a.m. Around 40 students from various colleges and UG and PG students of Pavai attended the symposium. The Inaugural session of the programme started with the prayer song by the students. Ms. K.J.Janani of II M.A. English welcomed the gathering. Dr.R.Rajeswari, Principal, Pavai Arts and Science College for Women, presided over the function and in her Presidential Address she stated that literature is the reflection of real incidents of one’s life and so she asked the students to grasp the valuable morals and messages from the lives and works of Afro-American writers through the symposium. Ms. S.Anusha of III B.A., English introduced the Guest Speaker Dr.V.Suganthi Assistant Professor of English, Thiruvalluvar Government Arts College, Rasipuram. The guest speaker in her special address specified on the fugitive slaves, triangle slavery and Atlantic slave trade and also she explained the life, experience, characteristics and the themes of Afro-American literary works. She concluded her speech by stating that the works of Afro-American literature mainly pinpoints their struggle for survival, questing identity, culture differentiation, racism and slavery. After the special address, Paper presentation session was held in which 7 papers were presented. In the afternoon, events such as Lit- Riddles, Connection, Literary Quiz, Alphabet Caricature and Stand Still were conducted. Trinity College for Women got the Overall Championship. Thiruvalluvar Government Arts College got second place. Muthayammal Memorial College of Arts and Science got third place. Principal madam distributed the certificates and trophies to the participants and the winners. Ms.S.Gayathri of III B.A. English proposed the Vote of Thanks and the symposium came to an end with National Anthem.