Ananse SoundSplash 2014 honours the contribution of Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey to the cultural integrity of “Africans at home and abroad” in the year of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of his Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Congress League. At the fourteenth annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture held in Cape Town, South Africa, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the first woman to head the Organisation of African Unity, said, “Africa must continue to rediscover and tell her own stories”. These factors have influenced the theme for Ananse SoundSplash 2014 and constitutes a continuation of the discussions at the 2013 festival under the theme “Reclaiming Memories, Repairing Lives”.
Proposals for oral presentations, lecture demonstrations, performances, exhibitions and workshops that support the theme REDISCOVER, RETELL, RENEW are invited under any of the following broad headings.
- History as Legends
- Storytelling and Reparation
- Storytelling as Philosophy
- Storyteller: Teacher, Entertainer, Healer
- Ananse and Cultural Decolonisation
- Social Identity and Storytelling
- Rediscover, Retell, Renew
Actual presentation should be 20 minutes duration.
Please submit abstracts entitled Ananse SoundSplash 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30, 2014
Abstracts should have author(s) names, b) affiliation, c)title of abstract d) body of abstract e)email address. Papers will be expected in soft copy by October 15, 2014