The Institute of African Studies and the Department of English invite you to join us on Thurs., Nov. 3rd from 4-6 pm in DT 2017 for a dialogue on the cultural space afforded to Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. A talk by Dr. Bryan Mukandi (School of Languages and Cultures, University of Queensland) will be followed by a conversation between Dr. Mukandi and Dr. Sarah Brouillette of Carleton’s Department of English. All are welcome. Refreshments to follow.
“That Gurnah, not Ngũgĩ, Won the Nobel Prize: On Taste and Distaste for Africanity”
Please register here by October 17, 2022
Book launch: Mugabe’s Legacy and New Leaders, New Dawns?
The Institute of African Studies in partnership with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Department of Political Science presents a Book Launch as part of the KNOWING AFRICA SEMINAR SERIES:
This event is scheduled on October 19, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:30p, (EST), Dunton Tower 2017 (at Carleton University) and Online
Two new books on southern Africa will be launched and discussed:
Mugabe’s Legacy: Coups, Conspiracies, and the Conceits of Power in Zimbabwe by David Moore and
New Leaders, New Dawns? South Africa and Zimbabwe under Cyril Ramaphosa and Emmerson Mnangagwa co-edited by Chris Brown, David Moore and Blair Rutherford with David Moore (University of Johannesburg), Linda Freeman (Carleton University), Chris Brown (Carleton University), Brian Raftopoulos (University of Cape Town), Ruth Muramadoro (York University), and Shireen Hassim (Carleton University).
For online participation, Please Register Here
The Black Studies Podcast brings together scholars, artists and activists to discuss creative and collaborative knowledge-making.
Episodes in the podcast’s first season include:
- Blackness and Belonging with Tari Ajadi and Deb Thompson
- Black Music and the Historian’s Craft with Dhanveer Brar and Francesca D’Amico-Cuthbert
- Black Popular Culture with Lauren Cramer and Nataleah Hunter-Young
- Black Media Philosophy and Urban Life with Armond Towns and AbdouMaliq Simone
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Call for Submissions – CFP: Nokoko special issue
African Futures: Ambiguities, contentions, and connections in African speculative fiction and beyond.
Abstracts due by November 21, 2022.
Draft paper due by April 1, 2023.
The goal of this special issue of Nokoko is to explore the still unfolding discussions around African science and speculative writing and fantasy. The special issue also seeks to examine where futurism rears its head in disciplines beyond Literature.
Urban & Rural Music in Community: Participatory music-making in Ghana
AFRI 3100/MUSI 3200 Africa Abroad Course in West Africa
Tentative Dates: May 11-27, 2023
This “Africa Abroad” course will be based at the West African Cultural Exchange Centre in Dagbamete, which is founded and directed by Kwasi Dunyo.
Open to Carleton undergraduate students in African Studies, Music and other programs with second year standing or higher. No prior knowledge of music required.
OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION SESSIONS:
- Thursday October 13th @ 5-6pm or
- Tuesday October 18th @ 10-11am
LOCATION: History Seminar Room, 436 Paterson Hall
For more information please contact:
Kathy Armstrong Kathy.email@example.com
Or the Institute for African Studies firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022 | Africa with the Masters Festival
Oct. 6 – 8, 2022 | Improving Black Health Outcomes Across The African Diaspora
Oct. 12 , 2022 | Africa United as Never Before
Oct. 12, 2022 | FBC Got Talent
Oct. 15-16, 2022 | Diamonds in the Rough: LAUNCH PARTY
Nov. 15, 2022 | Assistant Professor in History of Africa, Université de Montréal
May 31 – 3 Jun. 3 2023 | Biennial European Conference on African Studies
Call for papers
Nov. 1, 2022 | AFRICAN LITERATURE TODAY (ALT) 41: African Literature in African Languages Carleton University and Villanova University
Nov. 16, 2022: CFP-African Futures special issue of Nokoko Institute of African Studies , Carleton University
Mar. 31- April 2, 2023 | The 22nd Annual Africa Conference, University of Texas at Austin
Dec. 01-02, 2024 | International Conference on African Studies and Urban Africa, Auckland, New Zealand
Quote for the Week
“No matter how beautiful and well-crafted a coffin might look, it will not make anyone wish for death.”
— African proverb