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60 years after Makerere, African writers track progress



60 years after Makerere, African writers track progress


By Ada Anioji



60 years after their historic summit in Makerere, Uganda convened to address what exactly amounted to African literature, African writers are congregating this weekend in Ibadan, Nigeria to track the progress made within the intervening period.


The Conference activity which is coming under the auspices of the Pan African Writers Association, PAWA, the Nigerian Academy of Letters, NAL and the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA is taking place at the University of Ibadan.


The Conference is being headlined by eminent Professor of English, Bernth Lindfors. Other speakers include Professor Femi Osofisan, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and Niyi Okunoye.


Prof Wole Soyinka, Langston Hughes, Christopher Okigbo, Gabriel Okara and Dennis Brutus were part of the original event in Makerere in June, 1962.



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