CFP: [Postcolonial] 34th annual Conference of the African Literature Association

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Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah
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                                        The Department of African American Studies
                                                   Western Illinois University


                                The 34th Annual African Literature Association (ALA) Conference
                                                       April 22 - 27, 2008

Conference Theme:

“African and African Diaspora Women Writers, Global Challenges and Cultural Identity”

*African Literature and Human Rights
*African Language Literature, Cinema and the Global Hegemony
*Readers, reading and (critical) interpretations
*Viewing Gender through the Lens of African Literature
*Women in Literature, Film & Cinema, and the Media
*African Literature, Environment Politics and HIV/AIDS Crisis in Africa
*African Immigrant and New World writers: British, French, Italian, German and other European
and American/Latin American
*Pedagogy in African and African Diaspora Literatures
*Indigenous African Theorizing: Oral Traditions and the Arts
*The opportunities and challenges of the digitally connected globe: African literature, culture and
*Children’s Literature in African Traditions
*Any other interesting topics in the wider discipline of African and African Diaspora literature

The ALA 2008 conference theme celebrates the creativity, versatility, and vibrancy of Women of
Africa and the African Diaspora by foregrounding their writings, oratures, and creative
imaginations through all forms of literary genres, performance explorations, cultures, languages,
styles, critical paradigms and more. Yet, this conference, in accordance with ALA tradition, is
open to all the areas and approaches of literatures from Africa and its diaspora, in all its
traditions and interdisciplinary scholarships.

Abstracts for papers and panels are invited from all interested scholars, students, writers and
cultural workers, to be sent to, by the extended deadline: DECEMBER 1, 2007.
For more information about the conference, and for abstract submission forms, go to:

Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, Convener ( 309-298-1181
Igolima Amachree, Co-Convener ( 309-298-1613
Organizing Committee members (for a list, see:
Please address all e-mail inquiries to (

                                              Contact Information
                                              ALA 2008 Conference
                                              Department of African American Studies
                                              Western Illinois University
                                              1 University Circle - Morgan Hall 232
                                              Macomb, IL 61455, USA

                                              Tel: 309-298-1181
                                               Fax: 309-298-2181


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