Global Africans, Pan-Africanism, Decolonisation and Integration Of Africa – Past, Present And Future, Abuja, Nigeria, September 21 – 24, 2010

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

Global Africans are children of mother Africa, irrespective of their nationalities and the passports they carry or where they live, but who accept and recognize that their ancestors are directly from Africa. They are persons of African descent resident in Africa and other Continents of the world either through forced or voluntary migrations. As a people, Africans have suffered the worst forms of degradation and dehumanisation. Pan-Africanism has been one of the ways of reversing this condition.

The goals of Pan-Africanism, expressed at various times through ideals such as: “Back to Africa”; “Africans Unite”; “African Renaissance” and “United States of Africa” have not been achieved. The violent and non-violent struggles of Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora contributed significantly to the independence and freedoms of black people from the evils of colonialism and apartheid. New generation of pan-Africanists are building on the gains of the past to tackle the challenges of the present and future. There is therefore the need for a careful re-examination, documentation, preservation and dissemination of the historical contributions of global Africans to African development.

Given the above background, CBAAC in conjunction with PANAFSTRAG is organising its sixth International Colloquium to commemorate the 50th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria, the most populous Black nation in the world. The colloquium, to be held in Abuja, Nigeria from 21st to 24th of September, 2010, is expected to bring together Pan-Africanists, historians, academics, activists and other experts within Africa and the Diaspora.

SUB-THEMES

i. Theoretical and conceptual issues
ii. Historicising Pan-Africanism
iii. Pan-Africanism: Spiritual and Cultural Foundation
iv. Methodological and Pedagogical Issues in Pan-Africanism
v. Pan-African Thinkers and Thought
vi. Pan-Africanism: Decolonisation and Neo-Colonisation,
vii. Pan-Africanism and Economic Development
viii. Integration and Pan-Africanist Organizations
ix. Pan-Africanism and African Union
x. Creativity and the Arts: Popular Culture, Music and Folklores
xi. Pan-Africanism and Globalization
xii. Contemporary Issues in Pan-Africanism

All abstracts should include title, the author(s) name, institutional affiliation, address, telephone number and email address. All abstracts must not be more than 300 words. Abstracts for consideration which must be in electronic format should be received not later than 9th May, 2010 by all of the following individuals:

1. [email protected]
2. [email protected]
3. [email protected]
4. [email protected]

Authors whose abstracts are accepted would be notified not later than 15th of June, 2010 while all papers for presentation must be received in electronic format not later than 15th August, 2010.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Further details on financial support by CBAAC (if any) for authors of successful abstracts would be provided later. While the conference is open, participants are encouraged to seek funding from other sources.

The official languages of the conference are: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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