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This conference will discuss how we can tap into the moral and spiritual resources of literary works to reach out to each other and create a peaceful and harmonious world. We proceed from the premise that, as an institution, literature speaks to our common humanity, and it does so by affirming the values that bind us together as members of the human family.


  1. World writers who have championed peace and conflict resolutions

2 Peace and conflict resolution in oral literature

  1. Peace and conflict resolution in drama
  2. Stand-up comedy and peace-making
  3. Spoken word poetry and peace-making

6.Identity politics and the literature of peace and conflict resolution

7.Ubuntu/Utu as a theme in African literature

  1. Peace and conflict resolution in nonfiction (biographies, autobiographies, and personal essays)
  2. The treatment of migrants in literature
  3. The treatment of climate change in literature and how it relates to peace.


Submission Instruction

Abstracts: no more than 300 words in length (Font: Times New Roman, Font size: 12 points, single spacing]

Clearly indicate the sub-theme your abstract aligns with.

Include a brief biographical statement for all authors (No more than 150 words per author)


Abstract submission deadline: 2nd August 2024
Notification of acceptance: 16th August 2024
Full papers deadline: 14th October 2024
Registration deadline: 14th October 2024
Conference dates 30th-31st October 2024   



Registration Fee

University of Nairobi Post Graduate Students Ksh.600
University of Nairobi Undergraduate Students Ksh. 2,000
University of Nairobi Staff Ksh. 3,000
Students from East African Community  Ksh. 3,000
Scholars From East African Community Ksh. 4,000
International Students Ksh. 4,000  (US$ 30)
International Participants Ksh.14,000   (USS 80)


VENUE: University of Nairobi

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