University of Nigeria Study Group on African Literature
Symposium to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Christopher Okigbo at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka on 10 August 2017
The University of Nigeria Study Group on African Literature, an accredited UNN research group will hold a symposium in memory of the Nigerian poet, Christopher Okigbo, who worked briefly in the University of Nigeria before he was killed in battle at the early stages of the Nigerian Civil War. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of this tragic event.
With due regret for the late issuance of this notice, the University of Nigeria Study Group on African Literature cordially invites you to the Symposium marking the sad anniversary.
The lead paper will be given by Nathan Suhr-Sytsma, Assistant Professor of English and Core Faculty Member, Institute of African Studies/Irish Studies at Emory University, Atlanta Georgia, who recently published a major work on Okigbo, entitled Poetry, Print, and the Making of Postcolonial Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
Date: 10 August 2017
Venue: Niger Room, Continuing Education Centre (CEC), UNN
We look forward to seeing you at the event, and wishing you the choicest of blessings,
Rev. Fr Professor A.N. Akwanya, FNAL
Coordinator, University of Nigeria Study Group on African Literature