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January 2020

Book Talk: Boukary Sawadogo

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: New York University 14A Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003, 14A Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Genre in African Screen Media: Comedy and TV Series Film history shows that the medium developed from popular cinema to art house cinema. However, the historical trajectory of African cinema shows a reverse pattern, going from art house to popular cinema. The often assumed polygeneric nature of African cinema has remained for several decades the default approach to genre studies in the scholarship on African cinema. The book talk is a discussion on comedy and other popular genres in West…

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February 2020

Artist-in-Residence: Taiye Selasi

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
19 Washington Sq. North New York, NY United States + Google Map
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A writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanaian descent, born in London and raised in Boston, now living in Rome and Berlin, who has studied Latin and music, Taiye Selasi is herself a study in the modern meaning of identity. In 2005 she published the much-discussed (and controversial) essay "Bye-Bye, Babar (Or: What Is an Afropolitan?)," offering an alternative vision of African identity for a transnational generation. Prompted by writer Toni Morrison, the following year she published the short story…

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Book Talk: Kwasi Konadu

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: New York University 14A Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003, 14A Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Book Talk: Our Own Way in This Part of the World: Biography of an African Community, Culture, and Nation About this Event Kofi D?nk? was a blacksmith and farmer, as well as an important healer, intellectual, spiritual leader, settler of disputes, and custodian of shared values for his Ghanaian community. In Our Own Way in This Part of the World Kwasi Konadu centers D?nk?'s life story and experiences in a communography of D?nk?'s community and nation from the late nineteenth…

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April 2020

African~Diaspora Forum: Kaia Niambi Shivers

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: New York University 14A Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003, 14A Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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African~Diaspora Forum:Kaia Niambi Shivers About this Event Taking from Paolo Freire, “knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention” with pedagogies that resist hegemonic regimes of knowing when those who are learning are as empowered and humanized as those who are teaching. My philosophy is to offer a safe space for students to cultivate intellect, understand and develop personal and collective agency, connect with peers, and actively participate in their own learning. The two main objectives in teaching is to facilitate…

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Distinguished Speaker : Dr. Verene Shepherd

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NYU Abu Dhabi NYC, 19 Washington Square N,
New York, NY 10012 United States
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In 1988, Shepherd joined the Department of History at the University of the West Indies. She was elevated to a full professorship in 2001, and in 2010 was appointed director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies. She has served as president of the Association of Caribbean Historians, chair of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, chair of the Jamaica National Bicentenary Committee.Shepherd specialises in Jamaican social history and diaspora studies. She is an advocate of reparations for slavery, and…

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