4pm: CONVERSATION @ Zoom Theme: An Orchestra for Survival of our Collective Humanity… Sub-theme: “Ending Violence, Poverty and Brutality”
Panelists: i. Obioma Chigozie, author An Orchestra of Minorities ii.Onyeka Nwelue, The Strangers of Braamfontein. iii.Achalugo Chioma Ezekobe, Mmrinzo, the Ones Who Are Rain Moderator: MiĴerand Okorie, Author, All that was Bright and Ugly
4pm: SYMPOSIUM @ Kongi’s Harvest Event: The YNAIJA Panel on the emerging Youth Revolution
4pm: SYMPOSIUM @ Kongi’s Harvest Event: Translators; session Theme:Literature in a Land of Many Tongues: Translations and Literary Interaction Across Cultures Synopsis: Nigeria’s over 500 languages present an interesting dilemma for the future of literature in African languages, but the legacy of writing in Nigeria has disproportionately favoured writings in English, from the founding days to present time. Translation, however, has presented some opportunities to interrogate, for the larger world, some of the ideas in local language literature, from Ṣóyínká’s translation of Fágúnwà to Akinwùnmí Ìṣọ̀lá’s translation of Things Fall Apart among others. Even contemporary Nigerian writings have been translated into other languages as a way to share them with the larger world. In this panel of writers with interest, experience, and credits in translation and publishing, we explore what it means to move one work from one language into the other, looking at its significance for the future of our literature. , and othewhat challenges does it present? And what role do local and international publishers have in sustaining or reviving a tradition of translation?