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The Annual International Igbo Conference takes place in London this April

The Annual International Igbo Conference takes place in London this April

The sixth edition of the Annual International Igbo Conference is scheduled to take place on the 22 – 23rd April, 2017 at The Brunei Gallery, University of London, United Kingdom. The Conference seeks to provide a forum for intellectual and cultural exchange among scholars, students, and members of the community.

The Conference themed ‘Legacies of Biafra: Reflections on the Nigeria-Biafra war 50 years on’ will take a 360-degree review of various subjects related to the Nigeria-Biafra war and its ongoing after-effects.

The event which will feature roundtable discussions and plenary sessions will have renowned academic, Professor Pat Utomi; former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili; singer and entertainer, Charles ‘Charly Boy’ Oputa; award winning writer, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim; entrepreneur and managing partner of RED, Chude Jideonwo; Dr. Femi Adebajo, and many more as speakers.

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The Conference is powered by the Igbo Studies Initiative in partnership with SOAS, University of London, Manchester Metropolitan University, and The Africa Centre.


Date: 22 – 23rd April, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 8:30pm

Venue: The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London, United Kingdom.

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About The Igbo Conference

The Igbo Conference, in partnership with The Centre for African studies, SOAS, University of London is a forum for discovering the Igbo culture, language and heritage.

The annual Igbo conference aims to promote the study of Igbo language and culture within the UK, and seeks to bring academics and members of the Igbo community together for the purpose of knowledge sharing and exchange.

The ultimate goal of the Igbo conference organisers is to eventually establish an Igbo Centre in London which will act as a hub for anyone interested in research in the field of Igbo Studies (through a library, archives and study space), as well as providing a resource for members of the public to learn more about Igbo culture (through artifacts and interactive resources).

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The two day conference comprises 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 Language Conference seeks to provide a forum for intellectual and cultural exchange between scholars, students and members of the community.

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