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Full Title: 3rd Department of African Languages and Literature International Conference

Short Title: 3rd ALL
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Start Date: 30-Jul-2014 - 01-Aug-2014
Contact: Budzani Mogara
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Conference Title: 3rd Department of African Languages and Literature International Conference
Acronym: 3rd ALL
Location: University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Start/End Date: 30 July 2014 – 1 August 2014
Contact: Budzani Mogara

Conference theme: Language, Literature and Culture in the 21st Century

The conference has two major objectives, namely to discuss African languages and literatures in the context of multilingual and multicultural discourses and to examine African languages, literature and culture in the light of the new socio-political and economic circumstances of the 21st century in Africa.

Keynote Speakers:

1. Professor Sheila Mmusi, University of Limpopo, South Africa
2. Professor Wanjiku M. Kabira, University of Nairobi, Kenya


Participants will be required to pay a registration fee of P2000.00 or US$200 or R2300.00 Students will pay P500.00 or US$50 or R650.00.

Transport and Accommodation/Lodging:

The following is useful information about transport and accommodation (lodges and hotels around the University).


Transport will be charged from and to the airport for P200.00. If you have any enquiries, please contact Dr. R. Dikole at and Mr. Norman Gadilatolwe at

Visa Application:

For Visa application forms and guidelines for completing the forms, please click on the following links to download:

Print, fill urgently, sign, scan and send back the VISA application form to Professor S.T.M. Lukusa by email with the following attachments:

1) A certified copy of your passport
2) An English translation of the certification stamp which is on that passport copy (if it is not in English).
3) A passport-size picture of you, facing the camera without multi-colour background
4) An application fee of US$107 (to be sent to Professor Lukusa by Western Union to the name and office address given below):

Professor Stephen T.M. LUKUSA
Dept. of African Languages & Literature
University of Botswana

Bag UB 00703
Gaborone, Botswana
Office No.: 239/205
Office Phone: (+267) 3552652
Cellphone: (+267) 71863289

Send to Professor Lukusa all details that will enable him to cash this money a.s.a.p. to enable him to submit your visa application in time. Botswana visa application processing normally requires a minimum of 14 working days. So, the sooner you apply the better.

Should you have any further questions concerning visa application, please contact Professor Lukusa or any member of the Organizing Committee. As soon as letter of visa acceptance has been issued you, you will be sent a scanned copy of that letter and arrangements will be made to meet you at the airport with the original visa letter as required by the Immigration Service.

For any further enquiries concerning visa application, please contact Prof. S.T.M. Lukusa at

Other Details:

For further details please contact:

1. Dr B. Mogara: Telephone: +267-355-4122; Email:
2. Dr. E. E. Kari: Telephone: +267-355-4113; Email:
Linguistic Subfield: Language Documentation; Lexicography; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 25.2475

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