Monday, May 29, 2006

ala conference

“As the 21st century stretches ahead of us and Africans find themselves in various locations, their relationship with the continent and with one another would seem to read, more than ever, the metaphors of a shared vision and new identities offered us through the generous creativity of our orator, story tellers, dramatists and poets,” he said, hinting that perhaps “what remains is to take definite policy measures to bring the tremendous body of philosophical and literary thought to the attention of the peoples of Africa in order to engage the generations in a truly empowering dialogue.”

- Ghana's Kofi Awoonor speaking at the 32nd meeting of the African Literature Association (ALA) - held earlier this month in Accra. Read a report on the conference here.

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