** UPDATE ** Staunch Feminist & Best Selling Author Ms. Chimamanda Adichie invited to give a Keynote Address at the 7th ANNUAL IGBO CONFERENCE 2018

Saturday 21st April 2018, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM @ The Brunei Gallery Room, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Full Line Up of Speakers. 7th Annual Igbo Conference 2018

Chimamanda Adichie to give Keynote address 7th Annual Igbo Conference.

This one-day international conference will provide a platform to discuss Igbo heritage studies and modes of documenting the past.

The theme of the 7th Annual International Igbo Conference is ‘Memory, Culture and Community’. The event seeks to promote the creation, management and use of records and archives, highlighting the need to preserve the archival heritage of people of Igbo descent around the world, through the sharing of experiences, research and ideas.

During the course of the day, the conference will put on a series of workshops which will provide members of the public the skills to compile and collate content on Igbo culture and heritage through the medium of film, photography, oral history and writing.

The central output of the conference will be the development of an online Igbo digital archive through harnessing the knowledge and cultural resources of the community.

The last conference was held in 2017 with the guiding theme Legacies of Biafra: Reflections on the Nigeria-Biafra war 50 years on’, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Nigerian civil war. The ‘Legacies of Biafra’ conference launched the “Know Your History” initiative which seeks to create physical and digital spaces for learning and knowledge exchange centring on Igbo history, whilst also serving the development and population of the digital Igbo studies archive.

The speakers for the ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference include:

Ms. Chimamada Adichie * Professor Osita Okagbue * Professor Paul Basu * Ms Ego Ahaiwe * Mr Nathan Richards * Ms. Kelly Foster * Mr Brian Ezeike * Ms. Vivian Ogbonna * Mr Emeka Ed Keazor.

Award winning Filmmaker Ujuaku Akukwe-Nwakalor will return to the Igbo Conference to screen her latest film: ‘Harvest of Pride: Iri Ji’. This feature length documentary centres on the significance of the ‘New Yam Festival’ in Igboland. The film screening will be followed by a Q & A discussion with Ujuaku.

A video trailer of this documentary can be viewed here:


To get tickets (£50) for this conference go to: Eventbrite

For more info please contact: le7@soas.ac.uk  or info@igboconference.com