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This exhibit traces the origins and history of African Studies at Michigan State University, beginning with the founding of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960

Published: Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

This exhibit traces the origins and history of African Studies at Michigan State University, beginning with the founding of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960. Using material from MSU Libraries' Special Collections, it focuses on three key themes in this history: partnership, innovation, and activism. This exhibit is sponsored by MSUFCU.


Siyabulela Mandela

Published: Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018
Author: Lisa Devon Fruge
Department: African Studies Center

Join University Outreach and Engagement as they welcome Siyabulela Mandela to MSU. Mandela is a South African scholar and diplomat from Nelson Mandela University and former youth pioneer at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha. He will engage a conversation with MSU students around activism, politics, and cultural heritage.


Advancing Young Women Professional Program - 2018 cohort

Published: Friday, 01 Jun 2018
Author: Lisa Devon Fruge
Department: African Studies Center

LEARNING THROUGH EXCHANGE:
East African entrepreneurs, MSU, and external partners connect via the Advancing Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators Professional Fellows Program


Dr Jamie Monson sat down for a conversation with Justice Albert "Albie" Sachs during his recent visit to MSU

Published: Monday, 21 May 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

Michigan State University recently hosted renowned jurist, human rights activist and freedom fighter Justice Albert "Albie" Sachs at commencement in May 2018, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law. Justice Sach's visit to campus coincided with MSU's year-long (2018-19) celebration of the Year of Global Africa.


Elexis Grimes(BA Accounting '18), winner of the Richard Lee Featherstone Endowed Prize. Photo by G.L. Kohuth.

Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Author: Lisa Devon Fruge
Department: African Studies Center

Exexis Grimes wins the 2018 Richard Lee Featherstone Endowed Prize. The award is given annually to an outstanding senior who exhibits an open, curious, creative approach to education and ideas as well as intellectual ingenuity and curiosity. Exexis has been actively involved in Kongamano, an interactive student organization that promotes learning and engaging others about Africa and African culture.


The wire snare giraffe at the Snares to Wares Soriree.

Published: Friday, 11 May 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

A life-size giraffe constructed from wire snares, created in part by senior Studio Art major Richard Tanne in collaboration with ,2 Ugandan artists, Mutalib Ngomojik and Sophia Jingo. The giraffe was unveiled at the Broad Art Museum as part of the "Snares to Wares Spring Soirée."


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