June 14, 2021

2021 ANA/AE-FUNAI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & CREATIVITY WORKSHOPS THEME: RE-IMAGINING BELONGINESS IN 21ST CENTURY AFRICA DATE: 1ST- 4TH OF JULY 2021 VENUE: RASHEED ABUBAKAR AUDITORIUM, ALEX EKWUEME FEDERAL UNIVERSITY NDUFU-ALIKE IKWO, EBONYI STATE The 2021 ANA/AE-FUNAI Conference & Workshops investigate the various ways in which the literary imagination in Africa has captured and interrogated positive and negative ideas that are associated with the concept of “Belongingness” in 21st Century Africa. Although “Belongingness” is basically a subjective experience, which satisfies a basic social need, yet its importance is anchored on its identification as a core nexus for human survival. Held within the idyllic surroundings of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State, this conference provides an enabling environment for scholars to interrogate the diverse narratives that are associated with the different quests for “Belongingness” and how these are implicated within conjectures of Africa’s social groupings such as indigene/non-indigene, netizens/citizens/migrants, gender constructions (male/female/transgender), sexualities (heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual), rich/poor economic divides, languages, traditions, urbanities, families, academic institutions, the internet, corporate organizations, crime, subalterns, terrorism, religion, just to mention but a few. How have these quests or denials of “Belongingness” created unities or disruptions in our appreciation of our common humanity and societies in Africa and what are the implications? For more details, visit the conference website: www.ana-funai.megaconferences.com ALL REGISTRATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS ARE ONLINE: Deadlines for submission of abstract and early bird registration is 15th June, 2021. KEYNOTE SPEAKE: DR. CHIKA UNIGWE – AUTHOR OF ON BLACK SISTER’S STREET AND SEVERAL NOVELS AND 2012 WINNER OF THE NIGERIAN PRIZE FOR LITERATURE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE: EARLY BIRD: N15,000 AT THE GATE: 20,000 ENQUIRIES: VISIT - www.ana-funai.megaconferences.com MAIK ORTSERGA: NATIONAL GENERAL SECRETARY: Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) +2347061096392, [email protected] PROF. G.M.T EMEZUE: English & Literary Studies Dept., Faculty of Humanities, Alex Ekwueme Federal Univeristy, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo +2347065246071 EMAIL: [email protected]