African-Scottish writer Aminatta Forna is known for works that chronicle societies’ descent into violence and the consequences that individuals must live with in the aftermath. She will read from her new novel “The Hired Man” at UCLA on October 15th.
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Paulette Donald fell in love with Arabic during an African Studies Center summer study program in Morocco. Today, she shares her love of the language with her kindergarten and first-grade students.
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Applications are being accepted for a unique six-week opportunity for teachers to study the culture, history, and tradition of Morocco. The program consists of studying Arabic and traveling throughout Morocco, as well as an opportunity to be part of an important musical/cultural festival in the picturesque coastal town of Essaouira.
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Deputy Director of the African Studies Center Azeb Tadesse, who has been employed at the center since 1999, has won the 2013 Excellence in Leadership (Excel) Award of the UCLA Administrative Management Group.
Political scientist Pearl T. Robinson describes the work of Mama Kiota as a vital part of the global feminist movement. A female Sufi educational and spiritual leader, Mama Kiota has been working under the radar in her local community in Niger for 40 years, educating and empowering rural African Muslim women.
This profile of African Studies Center Director Françoise Lionnet looks at her upcoming presentation on historical and present-day migration and draws attention to the current phenomenon of African "boat people" — individuals from northern and western Africa in search of a better life who try to make the dangerous trip between the two continents in small boats. Lionnet delivers UCLA’s 114th Faculty Research Lecture in Schoenberg Hall on April 15, 2013, at 3 pm.
With a land mass only about 1.5 times that of Los Angeles, this island nation packs a real punch when it comes to the creation of art, literature, music and culture, says Professor Françoise Lionnet
UCLA Professor Alain Mabanckou will celebrate the American debut of his award-winning and recently translated book "Memoirs of a Porcupine" with a reading at the Hammer Museum on May 1, 2012.
Bosco Ntaganda unexpectedly spotted in the town of Goma
It’s important for Americans to think of Africa and South Africa as places to learn and grow, says university leader.
Maternal mortality is brought to light through film, upcoming talk