SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

The 4th Annual Igbo Conference: Igbo Womanhood, Womanbeing and Personhood


Date: 17 April 2015Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 18 April 2015Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Brunei Lecture Theatre and Suite

Type of Event: Conference

The theme of the fourth annual Igbo Conference is ‘Igbo Womanhood, Womanbeing and Personhood ’. This conference seeks to create a platform through which to engage with various conceptions of Igbo womanhood, vis-à-vis the changing position of Igbo women and the changing practices in Igbo culture. It seeks to explore Igbo traditions in relation to the role and status of women and examine the numerous social and political contributions made by Igbo women. The two day conference will comprise of plenary panels, Igbo cultural performances and workshops.

The annual conference’s aim is to encourage and promote Igbo Studies in the UK. Whilst there are limited Igbo Language and Cultural studies available in British Universities, the annual Igbo International Conference seeks to provide a forum for intellectual and cultural exchange between scholars, students and members of the community.

Keynote speaker: Nnedi Okorafor, a novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults

Registration is required via Eventbrite.

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Organiser: Igbo Conference & Centre of African Studies, University of London

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Contact Tel: 020 7898 4370