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…

End of Year Dinner






Recently the African Studies Department celebrated the seniors who graduated with the New African Studies Minor, the Brodigan Awardees, and those who wrote their theses on the African continent. Check out some of the pictures below.