Organizing Committee Symposium on Eritrean Literature & Book Exhibition Presents:

Symposium on Eritrean Literature

March 9-10, 2018

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

This symposium will be a forum for initial conversations to create support and information networks between authors, publishers, and readers. It will host presentations and discussions by established publishers and leading scholars in the field, who will offer important guidelines on how to prepare manuscripts and work with publishers.

Themes of the Symposium include:

  • Writing in Eritrean languages in a Pan-Africanist context
  • Indigenous languages and Indigenous knowledge systems; why should we care about African languages?
  • Literature and national/African identities
  • Gender, and Eritrean Women Writing
  • Children's Literature; Young Adult Literature
  • Freedom, dissent, resistance, justice in literature
  • Exile and literature
  • Current Publication Practices, and Challenges of Publishing
  • Possibilities and Future Directions
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