Organised by the Departments of African Languages and Literature, English, French and Communications and Study Skills Unit of the Faculty of Humanities at the National University of Lesotho, the Conference was held on 5th – 7th February 2019 and we had the honour of presenting our first paper in Lesotho entitled Decolonial Literary Practice in Lesotho: The Work of Ba re e ne re Literature Festival.

Background of the conference
Figuratively, language is the ground upon which all forms of relationships are built. It is
indeed the main link that connects individuals as well as the medium through which culture is registered and transferred from generation to generation in a society. As the technological landscape continues to evolve in Africa, ideas expressed through language, literature and other modes of formal and informal forms of expression become the object of collaborative and interdisciplinary research, since use of new applications and technologies makes new kinds of teaching and academic research possible. Simultaneously, it is important to keep on evaluating and critiquing how these new forms of communication impact on the society.
Thanks to translation and interpreting as tools that bridge the gap between cultures,
information conceived in one particular language is able to transcend human borders and become accessible to all.

Subthemes discussed during the conference:

 Communication
 Translation and Interpreting
 Digital Humanities

 Second Language Acquisition
 Comparative Literature
 Language Teaching and Learning
 Curriculum Design
 Applied Linguistics
 Creativity through Inquiry Approach at Higher Learning Institutions
 Rethinking Language Policy
 African Indigenous Languages

 

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