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35TH ANA International Convention To Hold In Abuja


The city of Abuja is to host the 35th Association Of Nigerian Authors, ANA, International Convention. The venue which was facilitated by Senator Sheu Sanni , is to bring Nigerian Authors to the Nation’s capital after a successful completion of last year’s election in which a new Chairman for ANA , Denja Abdullahi emerged.


The convention which is to take place from the 27th of October to the 30th of the same month, will have a keynote address on the theme ” Re-Contextualising African Literature for the African Renaissance: Emergent Trends, Realities and Strategies for the 21st Century”. This keynote will be delivered by  Prof Isidore Diala of Imo State University, Owerri. He is a renowned  literary scholar  and critic of African literature who won 2015 NLNG Prize for Literary Criticism. He is also among the judges for NLNG literature prize for 2016.
Last Friday, names of the Local Organising Committee was announced by ANA which includes, Denja Abdullahi-Chairman, Ofonime Inyang- General Administration, Hasiya Mohammed- Finance & Accreditation, Ikechi Owabie- Finance & Accreditation, Yusuf Dingyadi- External Publicity, Olatunbosun Taofeek- External Publicity, Benjamin Ubiri- Ceremonials and  protocols, Mrs Chinyere Obi Obasi- Ceremonials, Protocols, Uduakobong Kanico- Venues/ Accommodation/ Security, Edward Akobi- Venues, accommodation, Security, Teresa Ameh- Governmental Relations, Patrick Tagbo Oguiejiofor- Governmental Relations, Halima Usman- Governmental Relations/ Welfare, Lois Otse Adams- Internal publicity, Joy Aikoroje- Transport & Logistics, Josephine.       – Transport & Logistics, Jerry Adesewo- Productions & Cultural Entertainment, Dauda Abubakar- Exhibition, Salamatu Sule-  Secretary/ Coordination.
President of ANA, Denja Abdullahi have said, in this year’s international convention ,pre-registration  and accreditation will be strictly enforced to enable ANA reduce or completely eradicate the arrival tumult. Attendees are also encouraged to register well in advance through their various State chapters with strictly enforced deadlines and procedures that will be communicated to members nationwide and worldwide .

Excursion is also being planned for the tour of the city of Abuja after the opening ceremony of the International convention on October 27, and it will be to ANA land in Mpape Abuja, for members to view the progress of work there. A mini literary event is also planned on the land during the convention.


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