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Book Talk: Kwasi Konadu

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 …

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Artist-in-Residence: Taiye Selasi

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 …

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Artist-In-Residence: Taiye Selasi

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 …

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Dropping BLKC (Black Latinas Know Collective) Knowledge

In this interactive roundtable, members of the newly formed Black Latinas Know Collective (BLKC) will discuss the BLCK Statement (https://www.blacklatinasknow.org/) and the ways in which Black Latina scholars and their knowledge productions challenge and re-think Latinx Studies, Black Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and traditional social science and humanities disciplines. . . . . …

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Africa~Diaspora Forum: Peter Hulme

In the 1920s in New York the jazz cabaret was seen as offering what the writer Eric Walrond called “Africa undraped”, and its sound was the tom-tom.  This talk will explore the period’s fascination with that instrument and with what it might signify, focusing on two texts entitled Tom-Tom, both of which offer to associate contemporary Harlem with “Africa”, in one or another of its manifestations.

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