Friday, July 27, 2012



Venue: Crowne Plaza Monomutapa Hotel

08:15 to 08:55 Arrival & Registration: ZIBFA Secretariat
08.55 to 09.15 Performances: Albert Nyathi, Moreblessing Size
09.15 to 09.30 Welcoming Remarks
Chair: ZIBFA General Council Chairperson Mr Stephen Chifunyise
09.30 to 10.15 Keynote Address: Professor Bhebhe
“African Literature In The Global & Digital Era”.

10.15 to 10.30 Tea break

Opening Ceremony
Chair: ZIBFA Executive Board Chairperson Mr Musaemura Zimunya
10.30 – 10.45 Norwegian Embassy, Culture Fund, Kopinor
10.45 – 11.00 The Honourable Nelson Chamisa, Minister of Information and Technology
11.00 – 11.25 The Honourable Lazarus Dokora, The Deputy Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and
11.25 – 11.40 Discussion
First Session: African Literature and Criticism
Chair: Dr. Rino Zhuwarara
11.45 to 12.05 Professor Maurice Vambe “The Absence of Proliferated Obstacles In Zimbabwean
12.05 to 12.25 Mr Advice Viriri “Ubuntu Philosophy and African Identities”
12.25 to 12.45 Mr Tavengwa Gwekwerere “Rethinking Identity Crisis in Literature and Culture”
12.45 to 13.00 Discussion

13.00 to 14.00 Lunch
Second Session: African Literature and Digitisation
Chair: Dr Hikwa (NUST)
14.00 to 14.25 Rudo Nyangulu “Writing, Publishing and Reading In The Digital Era”
14.25 to 14.45 Mr Fungai James Tichawangana “Writing, Publishing and Reading In The Digital Era”
14.40 to 15.00 Mr Kay Shiri “The Digital Divide and the African Reader”
15.00 to 15.30 Discussion

15.30 to 16.00 Tea break

Third Session: African Literature and Digitisation
Chair: Dr. Thinkwell Ngwenya
16.00 to 16.20 Ms Mandi Chikombero “Teaching Literature and Humanities in an Online Environment”
16.20 to 16.40 Mr Collence Chisita “Which Way Zimbabwe National Bibliography? Challenges of Enforcing Legal Deposit in the Context of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s)”
16.40 to 17.00 Mrs Sifundo Nkomo “Social Media and Children’s Literature”
17.00 to 17.20 Discussion
Fourth Session: Identity and Literature In Africa
Chair: Mrs. R Magosvongwe
08.40 to 09.00 Professor Katy Khan “Before the Arab Spring: Voicing, Female Narratives in Post-Colonial North African Context”
09.00 to 09.20 Dr Chitepo “Art and Social Change”
09.20 to 09.40 Mr Mangeya and Mr Tagwirei “Rethinking Identity and Crisis”
09.40 to 10.00 Dr V.G Chivaura “Language, Literature and Development in African Literature”
10.00 to 10.40 Discussion

10.40 to 11.00 Tea break
Fifth Session: Copyright, Access To Books and Piracy In Africa
Chair: Mr Nda Dlodlo
Respondent: Mr Trond Andreassen
11.00 to 11.20 Mr Blazio Tafirei “The Publisher, Bookseller and Piracy In Zimbabwe”
11.20 to 11.40 Mr Greenfield Chilongo “Digitization and Legal Access To Content”
11.40 to 12.00 Mrs Sibongile Jele “The Enforcement of Copyright Law: The Bulawayo Case”
12.00 to 12.30 Chief Superintendend, Ever Mlilo “Copyright Violations: The View from the Police”
12.30 to 13.00 Discussion
13.00 to 14.00 Lunch
Sixth Session: The Threat of Globalization To African Culture and Languages
Chair: Professor Z. Gambahaya
14.00 to 14.20 Mr Felix Moyo “The State of Ndebele Literature”
14.20 to 14.40 Dr Edgar Mberi “State of Minority Languages”
14.40 to 15.00 Mr Ivan Bachisi “Zimbabwean Literature from the Diaspora: Economic and Family Dynamics”
15.00 to 15.20 Ms Tendai Mangena “Africana Womanism”
15.20 to 15.40 Dr X.F Carelse “The Political, Social and Economic Role of the Diaspora”
15.40 to 15.50 Discussion
15.50 to 16.00 Tea break
Rapporteur’s Presentation
16.00 to 16.45 Ms Effort Chingono (NUST) “Rapporteur’s report”
16.45 to 17.30 Discussion and Closin


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