Statement of support for the University of Cape Town

Faculty, administrators, staff, students of the Institute of African Studies and Carleton University would like to express our support for colleagues at the University of Cape Town (UCT) following the devastating fire that destroyed much of the Jagger Reading Room on April 18th. One of the most important African Studies collections was housed there and the Africanist community is mobilizing to assist in rebuilding the collection where possible. Further announcements in the coming weeks and months as initiatives are launched.

Christine Duff
, Ph.D.
Director, Institute of African Studies
Associate Professor, Department of French