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Full Title: Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature

Short Title: AInternConfLangandLit
Location: Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
Start Date: 10-Oct-2013 - 14-Oct-2013
Contact: Adegboye Adeyanju
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Meeting Description: Theme: Chinua Achebe: From Prologue to Epilogue


The 2013 conference celebrates Late Chinua Achebe the greatest writer of his time and the founding father of African literature and whose style derives from African oral narrative tradition.


- Chinua Achebe: Life and times
- Achebe and his literary muse
- Achebe and literary influence
- Achebe and his literary career
- The pre-occupations of Achebe novels
- Achebe as a poet
- Achebe as an essayist
- The art of Achebe’s short stories
- Achebe’s writings for children
- Achebe as a historian
- Achebe in politics
- Achebe in exile
- Achebe in racism
- Achebe and pan-Igbo struggle
- Achebe the democrat
- Gender question and Chinua Achebe
- Achebe and his audience
- Achebe’s literary sons and daughters
- Achebe and his critics
- The language of Chinua Achebe
- Phonosemantic issues in Achebe’s writings
- The stylistics of proverbs in Achebe’s works
- Sociolinguistic dimensions in Achebe’s writings
- Socio-pragmatic issues in Achebe’s writings
- Achebe and gender/critics

Conference Date:

Arrival: Thursday, 10 October 2013
Departure: Saturday, 12 October 2013

Conference Fee:

The conference participation fee covers only conference material, refreshments and certificate of participation.

- Local non-students: N20,000; Early Bird until October 14: N17, 000
- Local students (with evidence of studentship): N8,000; Early Bird until October 14: N6,000
- International non-students: $200; Early Bird until October 14: $170
- International students (with evidence of studentship): $60; Early Bird until October 14: $57

Payment Information:

Vicky M. Sylvester (H.O.D)
Account Name: Vicky Sylvester
Name of Bank: Access Bank
Branch: Abuja Cadestral
Account Number: 0016783557
Sort Code: 484225

For further information, contact:

Convener/ Head of Department
Professor V.M Sylvester
Mobile: +234 806 097 2880

Conference Secretary:

Professor Effiok B. Uwatt
Mobile: +234 806 526 5641

For Hotel Assistance:

Rasheedat Akanbi
Mobile +234 803 597 5993

Key Note Speakers:

Professor David Ker: Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria
Professor Ibrahim Bello Kano: Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Professor J.O.J Nwachukwu-Agbada: Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria
Professor Olu Obafemi: University of Illorin, Illorin, Nigeria
Professor Umelo Ojinmah: Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
Professor Mary Kolawole: Kwara State University, Nigeria
Professor Akachi Ademora-Ezeigbo: University of Lagos, Nigeria

Guest Speakers:

Senator Uche Chukwumerije: Chairman, Senate Committee on Education
Professor Micheal Thelwell: University of Massachusetts, USA.
Linguistic Subfield: Ling & Literature; Phonology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.2989

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