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Be a part of this historic event…

First Conference on Afrocentricity on the African Continent!

July 29 - 30, 2005
Cotonou, Republic of Benin

A large number of Afrocentric-minded scholars, from the Diaspora and the Continent, will assemble at the University of Benin in Cotonou in July 2005 to discuss the critical importance of Afrocentricity for the on-going project of African Renaissance and true decolonization. Areas to be explored include, but are not limited to, questions of debt and reparations; legacy of slavery; relationship between the Continent and its Diaspora; conceptual and mental empowerment; economic empowerment; African history and historiography; epistemology, education, religion and spirituality, aesthetics, ethics, communication; etc.

Abstract Submission:
Send abstract (include name, affiliation, academic title, title of paper, main purpose of paper) of 150 words or less on a disk by January 15, 2004 to one of the conveners:
Dr. Adisa Alkebulan
Department of Africana Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8132
or Dr. Ama Mazama
Department of African American Studies    
817 Gladfelter Hall
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pa 19122

Students: $65; General: $95
Paper presenters: Same as above

Registration form 

For registration or additional information
Contact conference conveners

* Excursions to historical and cultural sites will be available following the conference.

** Selected Proceedings of the conference will be edited and published.

*** This conference is organized with the technical support of the Sphère Jah of Ouidah, Benin.