Programme 2014

AFRICA CENTURY INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN WRITERS CONFERENCE

2014

Date               : 7th November 2014

Venue            : National Library of South Africa, 228 Johannes Ramokhoase (Proes),

                        St, Tshwane

Time               : 08H00 – 15H00

Programme Director: Prof Aubrey Mokadi

TIME EVENT
08H00 – 09H00 Registration and tea

 

Book Exhibitions/sales

09H00 – 09H05 Welcome Remarks

 

Mr Douwe Drijfhout: Executive Librarian for Preservation Services

09H05 – 09H10 Opening Remarks

 

Mr Morakabe Seakhoa

Managing Director: wRite associates

 

09H10 – 09H40 Keynote Address

 

Minister of Arts and Culture

Honourable Nathi Mthethwa

 

09H40 – 11H05 Chair: Ms Susan Nkomo

 

Speakers:

Prof Andries Oliphant

Head: Theory of Literature – UNISA

 

“Tradition and Democracy: Strategies of Inclusion and Exclusion in the Post Colony”.

 

Dr Zagba Narh Oyortey

Executive Director: Ghana Museums and Monuments

 

“The African Literary Imagination and the Quest for African Liberation”.

 

Dr Wangui wa Goro

Associate Fellow: Institute of Human Rights and Social Justice at London Metropolitan University

President: Translation Caucus of the ALA

President: ALTRAS (African Literary Translators and Subtitlers Association)

“Governance and the role and place of literature and culture in Africa’s development vision 2063”

 

11H10 – 11H30

 

TEA BREAK

11H30 –13H00 Chair: Dr Zagba Narh Oyortey

 

Speakers:

 

Dr Marlies Taljard

North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus

 

“Women, words and reconciliation”

 

Ms Kedumetse Montlhakane

North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus

 

“Redefining Womanhood: a critic of the re-presentation of the changing position of women in Dangarembga’s The Book of Not (2006) and Kopano Matlwa’s Coconut (2007)”

Ms Susan Nkomo

Independent consultant and founder of the South African Observatory on Women’s Rights, housed at Statistics South Africa

 

“W/Righting the Narrative: Centering Women Nation Formation”

 

13H00-14H00

 

LUNCH

 

14H00–15H00 International African Writers Day Lecture:

 

Honourable Samia Yaba Nkrumah: Executive Director:

The Kwame Nkrumah Pan African Centre;

Chairperson and Leader: Convention Peoples Party

 

“Towards Africa’s Socio-cultural Liberation”.

 

15H00 – 15H30 2014 Programme Overview and Way Forward 2015

 

Facilitators:

Prof Nhlanhla Maake

Chairperson of the Conference Content Development Panel

 

Ms Susan Nkomo

 

15H30 – 15H35 Vote of thanks

 

Mr Winston Mohapi

Deputy Chairperson: South African Literary Awards