July 30, 2009

Pan-African Reading For All Conference feat. Ngugi

Over at Knowledge Matters, a blog run by Tanzanian journalist Emmanuel Onyango, there is an announcement about the Pan-African Reading For All Conference in Dar-es-Salaam. Please click on the title link for more information about the conference:

A well known African novelist, a Kenyan born Professor Ngugi wa Thion’go is expected to be among the key speakers at the sixth annual Pan-African Reading for All Conference scheduled to take place later in Dar es Salaam. According to the Chairman of the conference preparatory committee, Professor Mugyabuso Mulokozi, Professor Ngugi would also be accompanied by Kenyan popular scholar in the USA Professor Ally Mazrui, President of the Pearson Foundation Nieker Mark and Patricia Edward, President of International Reading Association. Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete would be the Chief guest of the conference that is expected to attract more than 200 local and International participants. The event has been championed by Children’s book project for Tanzania Develop Literature Society, Reading for All Pan-African voice of literacy and other stakeholders.

Anyone going to be in Dar for this conference? (Incidentally its around the same time as IPAD East Africa, which is also in Dar).


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