Derek Gripper, South African Guitarist, Nov 4


Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00pm Crowell Concert Hall South African musician Derek Gripper conjures anew a centuries-old musical heritage, interpreting kora (21 string harp) compositions for solo classical guitar. He has created a repertoire of arrangements of African music, based on transcriptions of works by Toumani Diabaté, Ali Farka Touré, and others. Event Info:…

Oct 20: Mark Sanders on his new book, Learning Zulu


Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa Mark Sanders, Professor of Comparative Literature, NYU in discussion with Joseph Fitzpatrick, College of Letters, and Lily Saint, English Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 4:30 P.M. Downey House Lounge, Room 200

From Brady ’15: On Nile River Politics


From Aleta Brady (Wesleyan ’15): “Midriver states have an important position and role to play in transboundary river basins as they intimately understand the needs and concerns of both their upriver and downriver neighbors. Midriver states also have a more complex perspective of their “rights” based on their combined upstream/downstream interests. This aspect is being…

Film Event: Dukale’s Dream, Sept 26

Event sponsored by the College of the Environment: The film will be shown on Monday, September 26 at 7:00PM at the Powell Family Cinema in Wesleyan University’s Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT (directions and parking information). Please join us for the next film in The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series,…

Fall African Studies Courses at Wesleyan


A great range of classes are on offer this fall, including: Anthropology Global Africa, Anthropology 110 Critical Global Health, Anthropology 316 Dance West African Dance I West African Dance II French Jungle and Desert in Francophone African Literature, French 382 Government Africa in World Politics Music West African Music and Culture (Beginners) West African Music…