Legacies of Biafra
21-22 April, 2017
6th Annual International Igbo Conference at SOAS, University of London
The Legacies of Biafra Conference
The ‘Legacies of Biafra’ conference seeks to explore the on-going impact of the war locally and globally, considering how the first civil war in independent Africa has influenced the perception of the continent internationally as well as its impact on the political and social structures within Nigeria.
As June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of war, this conference will provide a timely reflection on the war as a watershed moment in contemporary African history. Event organised by: The Igbo Institute | Centre for African Studies, SOAS, University of London | Manchester Metropolitan University | The Africa Centre
Facilitating Intelligent Conversations
Our ultimate goal is to establish an Igbo studies centre in London which will act as a hub for anyone interested in research in the field of Igbo studies (through a library, archives, museum and study space), as well as providing a resource for members of the public to learn more about Igbo culture (through access to artefacts and interactive resources).