Chinua Achebe 1930-2013 Nigerian Author

Call for Papers: Celebrating Chinua Achebe’s Legacy – deadline April 16

Chinua Achebe 1930-2013 Nigerian AuthorAfrica In Words are organising a conference to commemorate Chinua Achebe’s work and influence, and to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Arrow of God, which many consider Achebe’s greatest novel.  The conference will be held at the University of London Senate House, October 24-25, 2014, and will consist of keynotes and readings by leading writers, alongside a round table discussion featuring Professor Simon Gikandi and other distinguished academics. 

They are inviting proposals for 20 minute panel presentations, and are particularly interested in papers which offer new and innovative approaches to Arrow of God or which examine contemporary writing.

Abstracts of not more than 200 words should be sent to Professor Lyn Innes ( no later than April 16, 2014. Those chosen to participate in the panels will be notified by the end of May.

Conference Organizing Committee: Dr Alastair Niven (Chair); Professor Lyn Innes; Dr Mark Mathuray (Royal Holloway, London);  Dr Zoe Norridge (Kings College London); Dr Ranka Primorac (Southampton)

Source: Africa In Words

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