Celebrating Chinua Achebe’s Legacy: Arrow of God at 50 (24-25 October 2014)

Celebrating Chinua Achebe’s Legacy: Arrow of God at 50

Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House

24 & 25 October 2014

An international 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.obiora

Featured speakers include Akachi Ezeigbo, Harry Garuba, Simon Gikandi, T. Vijay Kumar, Okey Ndibe, Femi Osofisan (presenting a dramatisation of Arrow of God).

Panels discussing Arrow of God reconsidered; Achebe’s influence; translating Achebe; Achebe and postcolonial studies; global reception of Arrow of God; Arrow of God, trauma and ecology; African writing post-Achebe.

Conference Organizing Committee: Alastair Niven (Chair); Dr Kai Easton (SOAS),  Ms Suzie Huggins (Stirling); Professor Lyn Innes (Kent); Dr Madhu Krishnan (Bristol); Dr Mark Mathuray (Royal Holloway); Professor Stephen Morton (Southampton); Dr Mpalive Msiska (Birkbeck);  Dr Zoe Norridge (Kings College London); Dr Ranka Primorac (Southampton); Dr Wim Van Mierlo (Institute of English Studies).

Image designed by Obiora Udechukwu for the 2008 conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of “Things Fall Apart”.  Reproduced with kind permission.

Chinua Achebe was winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2007.  This conference is supported by the Booker Prize Foundation, the Universities of Bristol and Southampton, the Royal Africa Society, the School of Oriental and African Studies, King’s College London, Wasafiri and Pearson Education Africa.

For the event programme and to register, please visit the event’s website.



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