Category Language Literacy and Culture
Social Sciences Forum
Obioma Nnaemeka, Chancellor’s Professor, Indiana University
“Gendered Spaces and War: Re-Imagining Biafra — Not as a Territory”
Tuesday, May 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
University Center Ballroom
In the context of the Nigeria-Biafra War, Obioma Nnaemeka will explore how women’s bodies became a battlefield used to settle patriarchal and ethnic quarrels; the role of women in creating a sense of normalcy within Biafra under siege by Nigerian soldiers; and the lessons from the war that empower the Igbo people to move forward with the ideals of Biafra unmarked by territorial boundaries. (Click heading for full description.)