Celebrating Chinua Achebe’s Legacy, University of London, 24-25 October 2014

We are organising a 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. The conference will be held at the University of London Senate House, October 24-25, 2014, and will consist of keynotes and readings by leading writers, alongside a round table discussion featuring Professor Simon Gikandi and other distinguished academics.

We also envisage several carefully selected panel discussions, one or more focussing on Arrow of God , and one or more considering Achebe’s legacy and influence. We invite proposals for 20 minute panel presentations, and are particularly interested in papers which offer new and innovative approaches to Arrow of God or which examine contemporary writing.

Please send abstracts of not more than 200 words to Professor Lyn Innes (cli@kent.ac.uk) no later than April 16, 2014. Those chosen to participate in the panels will be notified by the end of May.

Conference Organizing Committee: Dr Alastair Niven (Chair); Professor Lyn Innes; Dr Mark Mathuray(Royal Holloway, London); Dr Zoe Norridge (Kings College London); Dr Ranka Primorac (Southampton)