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Robert Farris Thompson
Robert Farris Thompson, an eminent art historian recognized for his field-leading research and writing on the art, history, culture, dance, and music of Africa and the Afro-...
African Ecomedia: In African Ecomedia, Cajetan Iheka examines the ecological footprint of media in Africa alongside the representation of environmental issues in visual...
On November 12-13, Yale will host an international conference on decolonization (website). The conference celebrates a historic occasion—the 60 th anniversary of UN...
Wesley Dixon
The following interview is part of the Council on African Studies’ Alumni Spotlight series featuring graduates from both the Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in African...
On October 27, the Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center hosted award-winning visual artist Adejoke Aderonke Tugbiyele for a presentation and discussion on her...
A group of men that Nigerian police identified as Boko Haram extremist fighters. A new study suggests messages from trusted religious leaders can persuade people to welcome former members of the terrorist group back into their communities. (Photo AP/Jossy Ola)
Messages from trusted religious authorities can persuade people to reintegrate former Boko Haram fighters into the Nigerian communities terrorized by the violent extremist...
Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah is the 2021 Nobel laureate for literature. The Swedish Academy shared the news on October 7th. They praised “his uncompromising and...