The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University invites you to the The 6th Mashariki (Eastern African) Literary and Cultural Studies Conference.
Theme: Aesthetics and Interpretative Practices across East African Literary and Cultural Imaginaries
Date and Time: Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th August, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EAT.
Chief Guest: Mr. Aggrey David Kibenge, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.
- Prof. Charles Okumu, Gulu University, Uganda - The Life and Times of Okot p'Bitek: Structured Biography and Excursions into his Creative Writings
- Prof. Imani Sanga, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Sonification of Decolonial Acts in Selected Swahili Novels by Adam Shafi: Vuta N’Kuvute and Kasri ya Mwinyi Fuad
- Prof. Annie Gaggiano, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa - Valuing East African Anglophone Literature: Aesthetic Range and Narrative Powers
About the Conference
The 6th Mashariki (Eastern African) Literary and Cultural Studies Conference comes in the wake of five previous conferences. The inaugural one was held at the University of Nairobi in September 2013, followed by Makerere University in August 2015, the University of Dar es Salaam in August 2017, Bahir Dar University in August, 2019 and most recently at Moi University in September, 2021. The conference series is a drive to motivate dialogue between the region’s scholars and stakeholders across the continent and beyond who are interested in the greater Eastern African region.