Remembering Biafra: Public History for Community Empowerment
|Starts:||10:00 25 Jan 2020|
|Ends:||16:30 25 Jan 2020|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Families, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
January 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Nigeria-Biafra war (1967-1970). The Nigerian civil war invites profound questions on issues like the legacies of British colonialism, the challenges of peaceful ethnic co-existence, mass starvation and humanitarianism, and the influence of foreign powers on African politics. This event brings together academics, film-makers and local communities to explore the contested history and legacies of this controversial and poorly understood page in 20th century history.
10.00-11.30am Biafra, literature and visual arts
11.45am-13.45pm Documentary: ‘In The Shadow of Biafra’ - Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=593Q_mjL57A&t=3s
The screening will be introduced by the documentary’s director and producer, and followed by a Q&A session.
14.30-15.15pm Poetry reading
15.30-16.30pm General discussion
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Central Library
St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD