Call for papers: Africa Century International African Writers Conference

04 Mar 2019
Call for papers: Africa Century International African Writers Conference

Deadline: 10 June 2019

The 8th annual Africa Century International African Writers Conference (ACIAWC) will be taking place on 7 November 2019 at the University of South Africa (UNISA), Muckleneuk Campus.

They invite writers to submit papers and panel proposals, interpreting the theme: Africa Writing in Tongues: Towards Social, Political, Heritage and Culture Justice.

The Conference theme for 2019 is a sequel to that of last year (2018) – Unifying Africa: Writing and
Reading African Languages. Presentations focused on the role of language in society and how
Africa can advance herself through a sustainable future.

Prof Professor Mandla Stanley Makhanya, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of South
Africa, who is the 8 th Africa Century International African Writers Conference (2019) Keynote
Speaker, will deliver the 8 th International African Writers Day Lecture, under the Conference theme
“Africa Writing in Tongues: The Writer, Social and Political Justice, Heritage and Culture”

The Conference is in line with the United Nations (UN) declaration that 2019 is the International Year
of Indigenous Languages (IY2019). The UN wants to raise awareness of indigenous languages not
only to benefit native speakers of these languages, “but also for others to appreciate the important
contribution they make to our world’s rich cultural diversity”.

Visit the Africa Century International Writers’ Conference website for more details.

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