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Are you an upcoming or established writer? Are you a poet, a novelist, an essayist or a literary enthusiast? Do you want to enhance your literary prowess and improve your writing skills?

Then, this is an opportunity you should NOT miss. The Society of Young Nigerian Writers, Anambra State Chapter specially intives you to her monthly reading, for the month September.

Date: This Saturday, 12th October, 2019.

Venue: Prof. Kenneth Dike Central E-Library, by Aroma Junction, Awka Anambra State.

Time: 9.am PROMPT.

NO AFRICAN TIME.

Both old and new members are invited.

Come with that your unpublished manuscript or published work; be it essay, poetry, play, fiction, non fiction or any piece at all; let's enjoy, review, correct, encourage or even critique it together to bring out the beauty in it.

Do not dump it under the carpet.

Those who have not written any work should come with a literary work by another author of their choice.

E-books and hard copy publishing guide, ongoing writing contests, and other trending opportunities for writers will be discussed at the reading.

Our upcoming Chinua Achebe Literary Festival, 2019 will also be discussed, among other things.

Indeed, it promises to worth the time.

Date: This Saturday 19th October, 2019.

Time: 9 a.m.

For more enquiries:
Contact:

08163938812
Izunna Okafor
(The Coordinator, Society of Young Nigerian Writers, Anambra State Chapter).

Or

0706 269 6058
Chidiebere Ojiego
(PRO/Media Director).

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  • 19 October 2019
  • Prof. Kenneth Dike Central E-Library
  • Awka Anambra State

18th Igbo Studies Association Annual International Conference
2 Ebeano Tunnel Crossing, Off Ogui Road, Enugu, Nigeria

June 18-20, 2020

Theme: Uwa Ndi Igbo (Igbo World, Igbo Condition)

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The Igbo Studies Association (ISA) invites scholars, students and professionals from all parts of the world, whose research interests cover any of the areas of Igbo Studies, to submit abstracts for the 18th ISA Annual International Conference, to be held at Oakland Hotel, 2 Ebeano Tunnel Crossing, Off Ogui Road, Enugu, Nigeria, on June 18-20, 2020.

The 2020 conference principal theme, Uwa Ndi Igbo (Igbo World, Igbo Condition), provides opportunities for scholars to engage with colleagues and share their research in an interdisciplinary dialogue and exhibition on topics and issues facing the Igbo at home and abroad. Subthemes include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Birth, Marriage, Death and Ritual
  • Climate Change and Environmental Degradation
  • Corruption and Fraudulent Practices
  • Engineering and Entrepreneurship
  • Folklore, History and Literature
  • Home, Family and Community
  • Human, Women’s and Children’s Rights
  • Ideology, Materialism and Development
  • Igbo Diaspora and Wealth Repatriation
  • Igbo Language and Foreign Languages
  • Igbo Language Endangerment and Preservation
  • Igbo Traditional Religion
  • Indigenous Igbo Feminism and Female Empowerment
  • Infrastructure and Social Development
  • Insecurity, Crime and Punishment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Opportunities in Igboland
  • Land Tenure System and the Law
  • Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
  • Leadership and Governance
  • Learning Igbo as a Second Language
  • Marginalization and Restructuring
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health
  • Migration and Emigration
  • Militarism and Political Governance
  • Music, Visual Arts and Film
  • Nationalism and Self-Determination
  • Nollywood, Culture and Values
  • Numerology in the Igbo World
  • Politics, Bribery and Corruption
  • Religions and Superstitious Beliefs
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Justice and Criminal Justice
  • Social Media and Cyber Crime
  • Translation and Teaching in Igbo
  • Women, War and Conflict Resolution
  • Xenophobia

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT

Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words, prepared in MS-Word and according to the submission guidelines, online through the ISA website. Papers can be written in Igbo or English. All abstracts not prepared according to the submission guidelines will be rejected.

The abstract should include the title of your proposed paper, poster, panel or round-table, your motivation for proposing the work, thesis or hypothesis, theoretical framework, references, and projected conclusions. It should also include your names in full, current status and institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

ACCEPTANCE AND FEES

If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified in writing by the ISA Program Chair with information on how to pay a non-refundable membership fee of $50.00 (paid in advance), and later a conference registration fee that will permit you to present your paper at the conference.

DEADLINES AND NOTIFICATION

Deadline for abstract submission: December 31, 2019.
Deadline to submit a completed paper: April 30, 2020.

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a post-conference edited volume.

For more information, please visit the ISA website at: https://www.igbostudiesassociation.org.

For more inquiries, please contact the Program Chair:

Dr. Chidi N. Igwe
Program Chair
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  • 17 June 2020 - 20 June 2020
  • 2 Ebeano Tunnel Crossing
  • Enugu, Nigeria

The Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan (ICAS) is pleased to announce that on the 15th day of July 2019, in what has become the first official designation of a day as Igbo Day of Arts and Culture by a provincial government in the whole of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan has issued a proclamation designating August 3, 2019 as Igbo Day of Arts and Culture in Saskatchewan.

In issuing this proclamation upon ICAS’ request and on behalf of government, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport Honourable Gene Makowsky enjoined the “citizens of the Province of Saskatchewan to recognize this day” as has been proclaimed.

Please click on the following link to read the official proclamation by the Government of Saskatchewan: https://www.icassask.ca/images/pdf/gos-igbo-day-proclamation-2019.pdf.

“What we have in Saskatchewan is a government that is friendly to diversity and multiculturalism,” ICAS President Dr. Chidi Igwe said. “In the past few years, our province has become home to many immigrant communities due to humane immigration policies and a stable economy that offers the promise of a good reward for hard-work. So, the number of Nigerian-Canadians of Igbo descent has increased,” he said.

“When diverse cultures cohabit with respect for one another, each one enriches itself as they learn from one another. Nothing is more important to a people than being able to be themselves, practice their culture and language wherever they have found a home. As the Igbo people of Saskatchewan, we are very appreciative of this act by our government, a strong message that this province is a home to all of us,” Dr. Igwe said.

“We invite everyone to join us for a celebration of culture, a taste of Igbo cuisine, artistic displays, dance and performances,” Dr. Igwe said.

In the same manner, two weeks ago, in what is the first proclamation of Igbo Day of Arts and Culture by a municipal government in Canada, Mayor Michael Fougere and the City of Regina designated August 3 as Igbo Day and encouraged the residents of the Queen City (as Regina is known locally) to dedicate this days for the celebration of culture with the Igbo community of Saskatchewan.

Please click on the following link to read the official proclamation by His Worship Mayor Michael Fougere of Regina: https://www.icassask.ca/images/pdf/proclamation-regina-2019.pdf.

For more information about Igbo Day and the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan, please visit: https://www.icassask.ca/.

  • 03 August 2019 - 03 August 2019
  • Carrefour Des Plaines
  • 3850 Hillsdale Street

His Worship Mayor Michael Fougere and the City of Regina have issued an official proclamation designating August 3, 2019 as Igbo Day of Arts and Culture in Regina.

Requested by the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan (ICAS), this proclamation represents a show of government support as the Igbo Nigerian-Canadian community of Saskatchewan celebrates their culture in preservation of their heritage and language in Canada.

Please visit the following link for a copy of the official proclamation of Igbo Day by the City of Regina: https://www.icassask.ca/images/pdf/proclamation-regina-2019.pdf.

“Our people are participating in all aspects of the economy,” ICAS President Dr. Chidi Igwe said.

“By this proclamation, the City of Regina has once again displayed an appreciation of our cultural diversity, which is a source of power. We appreciate that government is fully in support of us celebrating and preserving our cultural heritage as Igbo people of Saskatchewan,” Dr. Igwe said.

In issuing this first official proclamation of Igbo Day by a government in Canada, especially during the week of Mosaic, Mayor Fougere emphasizes the importance of diversity and multiculturalism in building a healthier and more prosperous society.

Mayor Fougere enjoined all residents of Regina to recognize August 3, 2019 as Igbo Day in Regina and also to join the Igbo community in celebrating their arts and cultural heritage.

ICAS was founded in 2001/2002 to promote a smooth integration of new immigrants into society and preserve the Igbo Nigerian-Canadian heritage through events, workshops, language and culture education.

Every two years, ICAS dedicates a day to promoting awareness and use of the Igbo language, art, as well as the Igbo Nigerian-Canadian cultural heritage in Saskatchewan.

The theme of the 2019 Igbo Day, “Oganihu Igbo (Igbo Progress and Development)”, was chosen to increase awareness and use of the Igbo language, art and culture in Saskatchewan, as well as honour the contributions of the Nigerian-Canadian people of Igbo descent to the cultural, professional and economic development of Saskatchewan in particular and Canada as a whole.

Native to the present-day south-eastern Nigeria, with a population of more than 32 million, Igbo people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa. Today, Nigerian-Canadians of Igbo descent pursue a peaceful and gainful life in cities and towns across Saskatchewan and Canada, serving and contributing to the political and economic development of this great nation.

The Igbo Day family-oriented banquet will be held starting from 6:00 p.m., at Carrefour Des Plaines, 3850 Hillsdale Street, Regina. ICAS invites residents to observe August 3, 2019 as Igbo Day and to join the Igbo community this year for a celebration of culture as well as a taste of Igbo cuisine, artistic displays, dance and performances.

For more information, please visit: www.icassask.ca.

  • 03 August 2019 - 03 August 2019
  • Carrefour Des Plaines
  • 3850 Hillsdale Street