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LIVE Blogging at The Africa Innovation Summit at Wesleyan, Jasmine Mack ‘ 16






Currently everyone is taking their seats. Introductory Remarks: Olayinka Lawal’15 currently introducing the key note speaker and beginning the summit. Keynote Speaker: No one is useless in this word without burdening another.-to feel useful for someone. (Hirut M’Cleod quoting someone about Thanksgiving) Hirut M’cleod’00 is talking of her experience with a homeless person and being…

African Studies Open House!






Nov. 6 from 5-6pm in the Zelnick Pavilion (Refreshments Provided) Come Meet the African Studies Faculty Learn How to Build Your Own African Studies Course Concentration Meet the Faculty and Learn About Upcoming Events! All are Welcome! Upcoming Student Events! Nov. 7&8 The African Innovation Summit and Ariya Student Show Check back for more details!…

A Response to the Ebola Panel, Kevin Winnie ‘16






Attending the Ebola information panel and researching more about the Ebola virus, I have come to an understanding that the American and international response to the widespread outbreak has been nonexistent while Western media perpetuates stereotypes of Africa. As the Ebola virus has become more widespread across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, combatant forces in…

Ebola in the News: A Historical and Political Perspective






  Lunch talk sponsored by the History Department and African Studies:   Ebola in the News A Historical and Political Perspective A recent NPR story reported that the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus has “Broken All The Rules” (Sept 20, 2014). “Worst Case Scenario: CDC Predicts 1.4 Million Cases in Four Months” (New York…

Northern Africa, Muslim Women Voices Festival, @ Wesleyan THIS WEEK!






From my colleague, Typhaine Leservot A quick announcement to bring your attention to several events this week involving Northern Africa through the “Muslim Women Voices” festival: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM / Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003) / free: Women’s Voices, Verbal Ability, and Symbolic Power: The Case of Moroccan Shikhat. Alessandra…

Update from Brodigan Award Recipient Esi Quagrainie






Esi (’14) has reported on her “Ghana Writing Project” that commenced this summer: I have had three classes with them so far. It has exceeded all my expectations – the students have been so respectful and extremely eager to learn. They are always very happy to see me and they have done all the reading…