Good evening, and how are you? Prof Falola and his wife arrived this evening. It was concluded that you should try the road transportation option. A Nigerian transport, ABC luxury bus transport service plies Ghana to Nigeria daily. I gather it operates like an airline, besides it is very comfortable. If you could raise some money and come to Nigeria, we can pick you up here in Lagos. The fare, I am sure, will not be much. Prof and I will be willing to fund it. I want you to be here. You have done so much for the conference and I cannot imagine you missing it. Please inquire about the ABC Bus service Ghana to Nigeria.
Let me have progress report from your end. Give me your phone number so I can talk to directly. Please.
Ademola Omobewaji DASYLVA,PhD
Professor of African Literature & Oral Literature
Department of English,
Director, General Studies Programme, UI.,
& Co-coordinator, Ibadan Cultural Studies Group,
Room 68, Faculty of Arts,
University of Ibadan,
Mobile: +234 (0)802 350 4755
+234 (0)706 226 4090
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On Jun 28, 2012, at 8:27 PM, Lady Jane <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
SECOND TOYIN FALOLA ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA(TOFAC 2012)
Cultures, Identities, Nationalities, and Modernities in Africa and the African Diaspora
HOSTCentre for Black Arts and African Cultures (CBAAC), Lagos
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAMME OF EVENTSALL CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS TO NOTE !!!Accreditation of Participants: From Sunday 1July on arrival - 8.00pm at the Conference Secretariat; and Monday 2 July on arrival at the Conference Venue.
The Venue for the Opening Ceremony; All Keynote Lectures & Plenary is the Main Hall.
Three Parallel Sessions will hold each day. The venues are Seminar Rooms I - III
TIME MANAGEMENT IS ESSENTIAL (Conference Participants are advised to strictly keep to time)
Duration of each Session is 120 minutes.
Breakfast is from 7.00am Conference each day
Tea/Coffee Break duration is 30 minutes. Lunch is 50 mins.
DAY 1: MONDAY, JUNE 29.00am- CBAAC Director's Brief Welcome.- Introduction & Citation on Keynote Speakers byProf. Ayo Olukotun, Lead City University, Ibadan,Nigeria.
9.25am - 10.10am Conference First Keynote by Prof. Michael Vickers, Emeritus Director , Parliamentary and Public Affairs, The Hillfield Agency, United Kingdom.
10.15am - 11.00am. Conference Second Keynote by Prof Timothy Stapleton, Department of History, Trent University, Canada.
11.05am - 11.35 am. Tea/Coffee Break
11.40 am - 12.25 pm. Conference Third Keynote by Prof. Barbara Harlow, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin.
12.30 pm - Opening Ceremony:- The National Anthem- Welcome Address by the Convener, Coordinator, Ibadan Cultural StudiesGroup (ICSG), University of Ibadan, and Chairman, TOFAC Board –Prof Ademola O. Dasylva.Welcome Address by the Chief Host of TOFAC 2012, Prof. Tunde Babawale, Director General, CBAAC, Lagos.- Introduction of Prof. Toyin Falola (Honoree& Special Guest of TOFAC)Remarks/ Declares open TOFAC 2012 :Hon. Minister, Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation (FMTC & NO) & Special Guest of Honour, High Chief Edem Duke.- Formal transfer of the TOFAC Plaque to CBAAC, current Host/Sponsors of TOFAC 2012 by the Hon. Minister. ICSG/TOFAC AWARDS
Citation on Recipients by Doyin Aguoru, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.
1.40 pm - 2.10pm. Group Photograph with the Hon, Minister/Tea-Coffee Break
2.15pm - 2.55pm. Plenary Session Speaker/Chair:Topic: "Enhancing Entrepreneurial Capacity and Sustainable Development Initiatives in Southwest, Nigeria: A Pilot Study of Abeokuta (Ogun State) and Akure (Ondo State) in Nigeria."
By: Prof. (Chief) Bessie House-SoremekunDirector, Africana Studies Program, Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies; Founding Executive Director, Center for Global Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
Introduction and Citation by Dr Taiwo Abioye, Head, Department of English, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
3.00pm. - 3.45pm. LUNCHTOFAC PANELS SHORT LIST
DAY 1: EVENING SESSION3.50pm - 5.50pmPanel A.1. ACCULTURATION/AFRO CENTRICITY/ GLOBAL AFRICANITY/ATLANTIC AFRICAVenue: Seminar RM 1; Panel Chair: Prof. Segun Ogungbemi (Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State, Nigeria)
- Babalola O.E, Department of History, College of Education, Ikere- Ekiti. & Fasiku, M. ADepartment of Social Studies, College of Education, Ikere- Ekiti.Topic: Acculturation and Its Effects on African Culture: Yoruba as a Case Studyii. Kanu Ikechukwu Anthony Department of Philosophy, University of Nigeria, NsukkaTopic: The Quest for an African Identity
- Ann Albuyeh, Ph.D. Universidad de Puerto Rico HC-02 787-559-9361Topic: "Uncovering African Identities through Language and Culture in the Caribbean"
- Professor (MRS.) Dorothy Oluwagbemi-Jacob Department of Philosophy University of Calabar, Nigeria. Topic: The Transatlantic Slave trade: Gainers and losers from the Perspective of Technology
- Cassandra R. Veney, Ph.D. Associate Professor 1 LMU Drive Department of Political ScienceLoyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CaliforniaTopic: The African Diaspora in the United States and Its Response to the War on Terrorism
DAY 1: EVENING SESSION 3.50pm - 5.50pm
PANEL A2: CITIZENSHIP/ CREOLIZATION/MULTICULTURALISMVenue: Seminar RM2; Panel Chair: Christina N. Bazzaroni (Florida International University)
i. Dr Remy Oriaku Department of English University of Ibadan Ibadan, Nigeria.Topic: Between African Migrants in Search of Opportunities and Their Nervous European Hosts: Divergent Attitudes to Migrant Labour and International Prostitution in Selected African Novels.
- ii. Eteete Michael ADAM (LL.M, MIRSS, BL), Department of International Law and Diplomacy, School of Law and Security Studies, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.Topic: Ethnic Nationalism, Statism, Citizenship and the Right to Non-Discrimination Under the Nigerian Constitution.
iii. Richard Agbor Ayukndang Enoh(Ph. D), Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Buea, South West Cameroon, Topic: The Repatriates and Creolization Processes in West Africa: The Case of Victoria in British Southern Cameroons.
iv. Ademola Olayoku, IFRA-Nigeria Research Fellow, Peace & Conflict Studies Program University of Ibadan,Topic: Internal Diasporic Emergence in Nigeria: A Quest for the Resuscitation of Culture and Identity.
v. Agbo Joshua, Department of Languages and Linguistics, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria,Topic: Redefining Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Cultural Studies.
vi. Osedebamen David Oamen, Ph.D 117 Igun Street, P. O. Box 4906, Benin City, Nigeria.Department of Theatre and Media Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.Topic: Multiculturalism: Enriching cultural enterprises for national development
DAY 1: EVENING SESSION 3.50pm - 5.50pm
Panel A3: COMMODIFICATION OF CULTURE /CONTESTED IDENTITIES /MODERNITIESVenue: Seminar RM 3; Panel Chair: Dr. Osezua O. Clementina (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
- Ajani O.A. PhD Department of Sociology and Anthropology Obafe3mi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.Topic: Aso ebi : The Dynamics of Fashion Nationalism and Cultural Commoditization in Nigeria
ii. Osezua, O. Clementina (PhD) Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Obafemi Awolowo University. Ile-IfeTopic: Non- Economic Factors and the Phenomenon of Cross Border Sex Trade among the Benin Women of Southern Nigeria.
iii. Osedebamen David Oamen, Ph.D 117, Igun Street, P. O. Box 4906, Benin City, Nigeria. Department of Theatre and Media Arts Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.Topic: Commodification of Culture: Marketing Ethno-national identities
iv. Ajayi Adewale The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro Ogun StateTopic: Performance, Identity and Fictionalit in Salman Rushdie's "The Enchantress of Florence"
v. Ibrahim Daniel Department of General Studies, Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru Department of English, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.Topic: Globalisation and Identity Contestation in Hausa Visual Literature
6.00 pm. - DINNER
DAY 2 (Tuesday 03/07/12)
MORNING SESSION(9.00am - 11.00am)
PANEL B.1: CULTURAL PATRIMONY/ POWER/ PROPRIETY/CUSTOM AND THE CUSTOMARY/
POLITICS AND CULTUREVenue: (Seminary RM 1); Chair: Prof. Tanyi-Tang Anne (University of Maroua, Cameroon)
i. Dr. Olubayo Oladimeji ADEKOLA Senior Research Fellow (Anthropology) Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria;Topic: Integration, Dis-Integration and Re-Integration of Yoruba Kinship Ties: A Case Study of Ethnic Unions in Southwestern Nigeria
ii. Sandra Ochieng'-Springer, Jackman Road, Orange Hill, St. James, Barbados. BB24020. 1-246-432-9410. Department of Government, Sociology and Social Work, University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus.Topic: Accommodating ethnic interests in post-colonial societies: A comparative study of political development in Kenya and Trinidad and Tobagoiii. Lawrence O. Bamikole (PHD) Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Mona campus, Jamaica.
Topic: David Hume's Notion of Personal Identity: Implications For Identity Construction and Affective Communal Living In Africana Societies.
iv. Adetayo Alabi, Ph.D Department of English, University of Mississippi.
Topic: Wole Soyinka, Autobiography, and the Nigerian Academy
v. Christina N. Bazzaroni Florida International University 1986 Biarritz Drive, #104 Miami Beach, FL USA 33141
Topic: Dangerous Zones of Intimacy: Transgressive White Female Desire, or Fetishization of the Black Male Body?
DAY 2: Tuesday (03/07/12) Morning Session(9.00 am – 11:00 am)
PANEL B.2: DIASPORIC AFRICAN/ ETHNIC IDENTITIESVenue: (Seminar RM. 2): Chair: Prof. Dorothy Oluwagbemi-Jacob (University of Calabar, Nigeria)
i. Okpara, Chukwuemeka Vincent (Ph.D) Dept. of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.Topic: Contemporary African and the Diaspora Art: The Contributions of El Anatsui and Yinka Shonibare to the Growth of African Art on the Global Stage.
ii. Sarah Anyang Agbor(PHD), Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Letters And Social Sciences (Falss), University of Yaounde 1, P.O. Box 755 Yaounde, Centre Region, Cameroon. 237-77223677,Topic: Diaspora Encounters and Shifting Paradigms in Selected Works of Isidore Okpewho, Anita Desaiand, Barack Obama.
iii. Kunirum Osia 11704 Hickory Drive Fort Washington, MD 20744301-292-6626 Department of Applied Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling Coppin State University 2500 West North Avenu Baltimore, MD 21216Topic: The Contextuality of Ethnic Identity: The Anioma People of Nigeria
iv. Moses E. Ochonu, Ph.D Associate Professor of African History Department of History 2301 Vanderbilt Place Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 37235-1802Topic: Modernity and Racial Sensitivity in the Travel Narratives of Northern Nigeria's Political Elite, 1955-61
DAY 2: Tuesday (03/07/12) Morning Session(9.00 am – 11:00 am)
PANEL B. 3. GENDERED IDENTITIES