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Conference on Africa’s indigenous knowledge systems holds at Abraka

By Florence Utor
10 July 2016   |   3:31 am
From August 23 through to 26, 2016, the Faculty of Arts, Delta State University Abraka, will host a conference tagged ‘The Humanities and the Reconstruction of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Africa.
Delta State University

Delta State University

From August 23 through to 26, 2016, the Faculty of Arts, Delta State University Abraka, will host a conference tagged ‘The Humanities and the Reconstruction of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Africa. The conference seeks an inward-looking template for the resolution of the continent’s problems of underdevelopment. A state from the organisers enjoined all scholars, “To avail yourselves of the opportunity and come to Abraka to brainstorm for our dear country and continent.’

To give the keynote is Director, Nigeria French Language Village, Prof. Adebisi Rauf, with Prof. Onyee Nwankpa of Department of Music, University of Port Harcourt and Dr. Nduka Otiono of Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, as Lead paper presenters respectively.

Sub-themes for the conference include the following: ‘The Visual Arts and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Africa,’ ‘Indigenous Knowledge Systems and the Performing Arts in Africa,’ ‘English language and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Africa,’ ‘Literary Representations and Reconstruction of Indigenous Knowledge System,’ ‘Rethinking the Language of African Literature in French,’ ‘Research in Linguistics vis-à-vis Reconstruction of Indigenous Knowledge System’ and ‘Religious Studies and Reconstruction of Indigenous System in Africa.’

Others are ‘Philosophy and Reconstruction of Indigenous Knowledge System in Africa,’ ‘Musical Arts and Reconstruction of Indigenous Knowledge System in Africa,’ ‘History and Reconstruction of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Africa’ and ‘The Contemporary Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in International Studies.’