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OXFORD IGBO UNION 2017 ANNUAL LECTURE & NEW YAM FESTIVAL

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Shami Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP

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Did you know that an estimated 40% of the world’s languages are in danger of extinction!

The Nigerian language of Igbo is one of these languages.

Igbo language is spoken by an estimated 34 million people worldwide. However, in 2012 UNESCO predicted that the Igbo language will be extinct within the next 50 years.

Language embodies the unique cultural wisdom of its people. A lost language is a lost culture and a lost identity.

The theme of the lecture: Is Igbo Language in Danger of Extinction?

The Lecture will look at:

  1. The reasons why Igbo language is in decline;

  2. What efforts are currently being made to keep it;

  3. What needs to be done in the future to ensure the continuation of the language?

Speakers:

Dr Androula Yiakoumetti – Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University

Prof. Kate Omenugha – Commissioner for Education, Anambra State

Kanayo Akabuike – President of OADC UK & Ireland

The event is taking place in the beautiful historic city of Oxford. The event starts with the lecture and will be followed by a New Yam Festival.


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