Events

African Feminisms, March 1, 2013






African Feminisms The African Studies cluster symposium March 1st, 2013, Allbritton 311 1:30pm: Welcome remarks 1:40pm: Ousseina Alidou, Associate Professor, Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures, and Director of the Center for African Studies, Rutgers University. “African Muslim Women’s Agency, Leadership and Contribution to Social Change.” Followed by ten minutes…

African Student Association’s Ariya + Wesleyan World Food Fair






Two great events last Saturday 1. The Wesleyan World Food Fair, which featured Ugali with Sukuma Wiki at the Shofco table. 2. The African Student Association’s Ariya Saturday night, the African Student Association had their annual cultural celebration. This year it was titled: “Ariya: The Beats of Africa”. One of many highlights from the program…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie @ Yale






A Reading and Discussion with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the acclaimed author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and The Thing Around Your Neck Thursday, April 5, 2012 4:30pm Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven CT Free and open to the public Sponsored by the Council on African Studies, African Languages &…

African Feminisms 2013: Looking for student organizers!






Are you interested in gender and feminist issues in Africa? Did you find the nomination of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leyma Gbowee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 inspiring? If so,  you might be interested in being part of the organizing committee for a spring 2013 symposium on the topic of “African Feminisms.” The…

Comments on the Wesleyan Forum on International Development






African Studies Chair Mike Nelson commented on the event on his blog: “WES-FID: Some Thoughts” “WES-FID: Commenting on SHOFCO” Overall, the event was a huge success. The student organizers (both Africanists, of course!) had hoped for 60 students but ended up with more than 130! Plans are in the works to do another repeat conference.…

Structural Adjustment in Africa, TODAY (Tuesday) at 4 pm with Professor Cutler






Hot Discussion + Pizza Come understand the Impact of Structural Adjustment Programs (SAP). A lively discussion with Prof. Jonathan Cutler. Location: PAC 001 Time: Tuesday 4pm. Question to be discussed: Is Structural Adjustment a replacement of colonial administrators in third world? Is SAP the vehicle for integration of the African proletariat into world Market? With…

Lionel Loueke Trio: Get tickets now!






Lionel Loueke Trio Saturday, February 25 at 8pm Crowell Concert Hall “His music rolls along with a feel-good sense of joy…a new Afro-jazz star.” -DownBeat Benin-born jazz guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke combines harmonic sophistication, soaring melodies and grounding in West African music to create a warm, intimate sound with his trio, which features Swedish-born…