On Whose Terms? Ten Years On Conference – Final Call For Papers; 1 Dec 2017

By Webmaster on Thursday, September, 21st, 2017 in Announcements. No Comments

On Whose Terms? Ten Years On… (in Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts) Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. March 22nd-23rd 2018 The cultural power of Black British* literature and the Arts resides as much in the exploration of pressing cultural concerns, as in its innovative material aesthetics and textual practices. The 2008 landmark […]


The XVIII International Conference – African and Afro-American Culture in Cuba

By Webmaster on Wednesday, September, 20th, 2017 in Announcements. No Comments

DATE: From April 12nd to 16th, 2018. Description of the Program: The Cultural African Center “Fernando Ortiz “, The Provincial Office of Culture, The UNESCO Chair for Afroiberoamerican Studies at Alcalá University, The Chair for Afrocaribbean Studies “Rómulo Lachatañeré”, The Applied Linguistics Center of the Territorial Delegation of CITMA as well as The Orient University of Santiago de Cuba convoke […]


Scholarships Available: New Vi Online Course on Structural Transformation and Industrial Policy – Deadline: October 22

By Webmaster on Wednesday, September, 20th, 2017 in Announcements. No Comments

Dear Vi friends, The Virtual Institute, with support from the Government of Finland, is offering scholarships to participants of the first edition of its online course on structural transformation and industrial policy, to be held November 1 to December 19. Based on the Vi teaching material on structural transformation and industrial policy, the objective of the course is […]


Program Edits Deadline & Sign Up Reminder – September 19, 2017

By Webmaster on Tuesday, September, 19th, 2017 in Announcements, News. No Comments

Thank you to everyone who has reviewed the online draft program for the 2017 biennial conference, “African/Diasporic Futures: Re-Envisioning Power, Interventions, Imaginations and Belonging,” to ensure your paper and/or panel details are correct. If you have not already done so, please check the ASWAD Draft Program for your paper and/or panel placement. Please send your requests for edits […]


The Journal of American Culture – Call for Papers

By Webmaster on Tuesday, September, 19th, 2017 in Announcements. No Comments

Theme Issue: Visions of Black Womanhood in American Culture It is hard to believe that almost thirty years after Hortense Spillers declared in “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe “that she was a marked woman whose blackness fuels the rhetorical currency of our nation’s cultural treasury,” we are confronted yet again with a new set of womanly profiles […]


New! AfroLatinx Podcast + Interactive Website

By Webmaster on Tuesday, September, 19th, 2017 in Announcements. No Comments

New! AfroLatinx Podcast Available! This new podcast series is now available for listening through SoundCloud, and a project website with additional commentary, interactive bilingual audio, and vocabulary and reading lists. Each episode features voices from Spanish-speaking Black communities in the U.S., in partnership with Taller Puertorriqueño cultural center in North Philadelphia. Episode 1: Myth of Racial […]


The Center for African Black & Caribbean Studies Welcomes the Maasai

By Webmaster on Tuesday, September, 19th, 2017 in Announcements. No Comments

Thursday, October 5, 2017 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Adelphi University – Angello Alumni House 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY Welcome Chief Ole Tipanko of over 5,000 Maasai tribal members in Kenya, East Africa, and his tribal representatives. Learn about Maasai traditions which emphasize family and living in harmony with the environment. The Chief […]


CFP: Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

By Webmaster on Friday, September, 15th, 2017 in Announcements. No Comments

The Department of Pan-African Studies Kent State University Presents Its Fourth Biennial Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference “Intersectional Approaches to Survival: Legacies of Resistance” APRIL 12-13, 2018 Keynote Speaker: Professor Linda James Myers The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University will hold its fourth biennial Africa and the Global Atlantic World […]


The Africa America Institute 33rd Annual Awards Gala

By Webmaster on Friday, September, 1st, 2017 in Announcements. No Comments

September 19, 2017 Mandarin Oriental 80 Columbus Circle, New York NY Spotlight on Ms. Nicole Amarteifio, Creator, Director & Producer An African City Honoree for AAI’s 2017 Leadership in African Media & Arts Award The Africa-America Institute will bestow the 2017 Leadership in African Media & Arts Award to Nicole Amarteifio at the AAI 33rd Annual Awards Gala on September 19th, 2017 in New York City. Called the Shonda Rhimes of Ghana by […]


Celebrating Buchi Emecheta: A Special Issue of Pambazuka News

By Webmaster on Wednesday, August, 30th, 2017 in Announcements. No Comments

Buchi Emecheta is revered as one of the most important African female writers of the twentieth century. Writing at a time when African literature was dominated by men, Emeheta wrote more than 16 books, including Second-Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977), The Joys of Motherhood (1979), Head Above Water (1986), Gwendolen (1989) and The New Tribe (2000). Her themes are wide-ranging, including personal hardship, marriage and […]