An international conference to commemorate Chinua Achebe’s work and influence, and to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Arrow of God will be held at University of London, Senate House on the 24th and 25th of October, 2014.
Speakers at the conference will include Akachi Ezeigbo, Harry Garuba, Simon Gikandi, Vijay Kumar and Okey Ndibe. A dramatization of Arrow of God by Femi Osofisan will also be presented.
There will be panel discussions focusing on Arrow of God and Achebe’s influence on literature in Africa and worldwide.
The conference is supported by the Booker Prize Foundation.