Nkátá Ụmụ Ibe, the distinguished speaker series, resumes on 4 February 2022 after a 13-month hiatus occasioned by outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Consequently, the management of Enugu Centre for Memories announced the resumption in a statement today.
In its almost four years of existence, Nkátá has grown to become a strong cultural marker, attracting global distinguished speakers to the Coal City.
Prof Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia, an award-winning creative writer and law professor, will speak on the topic, Ahamefuna: Reaffirming the Igbo Identity in Challenging Times.
- Topic Ahamefuna: Reaffirming the Igbo Identity in Challenging Times
- Speaker: Prof. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe
- Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
- Time: 5PM – 8PM (WAT) (12PM – 2PM (EST) (5PM – 7PM (GMT)
- Venue: Enugu Sports Club, 1 Club Avenue, G.R.A. Enugu Nigeria
- Broadcast: The session will also be broadcast live on Urban Radio 94.5 FM (https://bit.ly/3l4jUHx)
She is a professor of health law and author of the award-winning novel, The Son of the House. The novel has won many international and local awards, including the 2020 NLNG Prize for Literature.
A lawyer for a decade and a half, Prof. Onyemelukwe-Onuobia has expertise in Health Law and Policy. Expectedly, she is involved in ongoing health sector reform efforts at the national level. Her counsel is sought after in the areas of health financing and universal health coverage.
Guests are to comply strictly with Covid-19 protocol to ensure everyone’s safety during the event, the Management said.
About Nkátá Ụmụ Ibe
Nkátá Ụmụ Ibe is an initiative of Centre for Memories; a monthly speaker series. It brings distinguished speakers to discuss critical issues that affect Ndi Igbo and how to move the south east region forward. Speakers use the platform to deepen conversations around old Igbo values, heritage and the legacies. It also serves as a point of intersection between generations and a mentoring ground for younger ones. Since May 2018, the Centre for Memories has held a total of 24 sessions of Nkátá Ụmụ Ibe with notable speakers like Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, Prof. Okey Ndibe, Dike Chukwumerije, Yvonne Mbanefo, Chika Oduah, Chika Unigwe among others.
Nkátá Ụmụ Ibe resumes in Enugu 4 Feb 2022