Event: Legacies of Biafra Conference, 21-22 April 2017, London

The 6th International Igbo Conference

Legacies of Biafra – Reflections on the Nigeria-Biafra War 50 years on

21-22 April 2017, SOAS, London

The ‘Legacies of Biafra’ conference seeks to explore the on-going impact of the war locally and globally, considering how the first civil war in independent Africa has influenced the perception of the continent internationally as well as its impact on the political and social structures within Nigeria. As 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of war, this conference will provide a timely reflection on the war as a watershed moment in contemporary African history.

Visit http://www.igboconference.com/2017-conference-schedule/  for details of our speakers and their topics, film screenings and performances. Registration must be completed online via www.igboconference.com/tickets

The conference will take place April 21-22 2017 at SOAS, University of London. On Thursday 20th April, 6-8pm in the Khalili lecture theatre, we will have a  pre-conference welcome and screening of the documentary Most Vulnerable Nigerians: The Legacy of the Asaba Massacres followed by a Q & A session with the director, Elizabeth Bird and the documentary Onye Ije: The Traveller,  An Igbo travelogue on the Umuahia War Museum & The Ojukwu Bunker followed by a Q&A with the producers Brian C. Ezeike and Mazi Waga. This event is open to all registered conference delegates.

Contact email: le7@soas.ac.uk  / cas@soas.ac.uk

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