Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Schools and Schooling as a Source of African Literary and Cultural Creativity

Workshop at the Department of African Studies
  • When Sep 10, 2015 02:00 to Sep 11, 2015 01:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where IAAW, Invalidenstr. 118, 10115 Berlin, Raum 410
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Thursday, September 10th

 

2 pm:

Tobias Robert Klein / Susanne Gehrmann (Humboldt University): Introductory Remarks

 

Panel 1: Cultural Creativity and Institutional History

 

2:15 pm:

De-Valera N. Y. M. Botchway (University of Cape Coast): Djama Songs in Ghanaian Schools. A Note on a Students’ Musical Creativity

 

Yusuf M. Adamu (Bayero University): School as a Place of Literary Inspiration. An analysis of Three Poetry Anthologies from Northern Nigeria

 

3:45 pm: Coffee-Break

 

4 pm:

Jacob Mapara (Humboldt University): Mission Schools and the Rise of the Shona Novel in Zimbabwe

 

Uyilawa Usuanlele (State University of New York): Holy Aruosa Cathedral School and Development of Creative Arts in Edo Language in Benin City, Nigeria, 1945-1965

 

6 pm: Evening-Lecture

Terri Ochiagha (University of Sussex): Achebe and his friends at Umuhia

 

Friday, September 11th:

 

Panel 2: Faction or Fiction? Schools and/in (Auto)biographical Writing

 

10 pm:

Tobias Robert Klein (Humboldt University): “They were among my happiest days”. Faction, Fiction and Future Nostalgias at the West-African Boarding School

 

Emmanuel Penion Lema (University of Dar es Salaam): Schooling as an Experience in Mwakimatu’s The Choice and Ogbu’s The Moon also sets

 

11:30 pm: Coffee-Dreak

 

11:45 pm:

Senayon Olaoluwa (University of Ibadan): “Knowledge Gained Outside a Formal Setting”. Invisible School School Curriculum and Ngugi's Formation as Writer in In the House of the Interpreter

 

Williams Catherine Olutoyin (Tai Solarin University of Education): Childhood Autobiographical Memory and Literary Development: A Reading of Achebe's There was a Country and Emecheta's Head Above Water