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Clemantine will be at MSU on May 1st! More info here https://events.msu.edu/main.php?view=event&eventid=1518013509535&timebegin=2018-05-01%2012:00:00

Published: Monday, 16 Apr 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

In her memoir, The Girl Who Smiled Beads,Clemantine Wamariya, with coauthor Elizabeth Weil, describes a childhood brutally disrupted by the Rwandan genocide in 1994. At age 6, she fled on foot with her sister Claire, nine years her senior, into Burundi. The pair moved through southern Africa, staying in refugee camps or scratching out a living, before being granted asylum in the United States in 2000.
Clemantine will be at MSU, May 1st at 12pm in Rm 303, International Center


Imbolo Mbue, author 'Behold the Dreamers'

Published: Monday, 16 Apr 2018
Author: Lisa Devon Fruge
Department: African Studies Center

Behold the Dreamers Meet the Author event
4 pm - April 28 at the Lansing Center - 333 E Michigan Ave
Free but registration required. Call 517-367-6348 or cadl.org/events.
Free parking by mentioning the words - Library Author Event.


Join the African students and faculty alike for this incredible week of events, as we celebrate this Year of Global Africa!

Published: Monday, 26 Mar 2018
Author: ASC
Department: African Studies Center

Join the African students and faculty alike for this incredible week of events, as we celebrate this Year of Global Africa!


AEGIS CRG Africa in the World Conference: Destination Africa: Contemporary Africa as a global meeting point- March 22-23.

Published: Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

In the true spirit of the Year of Global Africa, we are excited to announce that the African Studies Center director, Dr. Jamie Monson, will be giving the keynote speech at this year's AEGIS CRG Africa in the World Conference, to be held on March 22-23 in the Netherlands. Read more about the conference below.

http://www.ascleiden.nl/news/aegis-crg-africa-world-conference-destination-africa-contemporary-africa-global-meeting-point


Keller at Work

Published: Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

"A Spartan researcher helps digitize rare African photos and create global access."

MSU's Candace Keller has been doing some incredible work with heritage preservation in Mali

(Read more about it here http://msutoday.msu.edu/feature/2018/preserving-heritage-in-mali/)

Published: Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

"MSU is a leader in innovating approaches to cross-continent research and collaboration and this dynamic platform will help us further integrate and connect area studies in new and exciting ways," (ASC director) Monson said.

(Rest of article here: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/msu-to-host-worlds-largest-research-hub-on-china-africa-engagement/)


Dr Monson marches with the Campus Community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Published: Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

Given last week's hate-filled remarks about the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora, it is all the more critical that we use this opportunity to continue to strengthen our historical commitment at MSU and in the African Studies Center- to the production and dissemination of truthful knowledge about Africa.


Faculty Feature Coming Soon

Published: Thursday, 25 Jun 2015
Author: Lisa Devon Fruge
Department: African Studies Center

Featured Faculty update Coming Soon! Please check back later.

Published: Thursday, 25 Jun 2015
Author: Lisa Devon Fruge
Department: African Studies Center

View Past Episodes of Eye on Africa Seminars


Featured Students -Somali Association of Michigan (SAM)

Published: Thursday, 09 Jan 2014
Author: Lisa Fruge
Department: African Studies Center

Somali Association of Michigan (SAM)