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The Africa Center11 hours ago

We'd love to congratulate Ethiopian-American novelist + essayist Maaza Mengiste for being long-listed in this year's #2020BookerPrize! Her book, #TheShadowKing, is a historical novel set during WWII + unpacks female power; exploring what it means to be a woman at war....

The Africa Center
The Africa Center1 day ago

Dr. Hawa Abdi, Somalia's first female gynecologist, recently passed away at the age of 73. She's most notably known for providing educational and health care to citizens impacted by the fighting caused by Somalia's civil war from 1991. She then founded the Hawa Abdi Foundation...

The Africa Center
The Africa Center2 days ago

We're joining Girls Leadership in wanting a future where Black and Latinx girls stand among our leaders with no barriers. Let's make that happen. #ReadyToLead

The Africa Center
The Africa Center3 days ago

The annual #UptownBounce Block Party goes virtual on Wednesday, 08/19! We're joining the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio as we feature top New York DJs, performances, talks with curators, and more online! Hosted by Fab 5...

The Africa Center
The Africa Center4 days ago

In celebration of Côte d'Ivoire's independence day, we remember DJ Arafat—the pioneer of the genre coupé décalé. The musical icon tragically passed away last year at the age of 33. This clip is from his March 2019 single, "Lékilé."

The Africa Center
The Africa Center
The Africa Center4 days ago

Burkina Faso celebrated its 60th independence day on August 5. Sory Sanlé is a celebrated photographer who's best known for his visual documentation of Burkinabé youth culture. The photographs featured are from his 'Night People' series.
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Congrats to Ethiopian-American novelist @MaazaMengiste for being long-listed in this year's #2020BookerPrize! #TheShadowKing is a historical novel exploring what it means to be a woman at war. We were thrilled to host Maaza's book launch at The Africa Center last October. https://t.co/HS3AYfcLWU TheAfricaCenter photo
1 day ago
Dr. Hawa Abdi, Somalia's first female gynecologist, recently passed away at the age of 73. She provided educational + health care to citizens impacted by the Somali civil war in 1991. The Hawa Abdi Foundation continued this work, empowering + protecting Somali women. #SundayQuote https://t.co/pK0i3Mb1V1 TheAfricaCenter photo
3 days ago
We're joining @GirlsLeadership in wanting a future where Black and Latinx girls stand among our leaders with no barriers. Let's make that happen. #ReadyToLead https://t.co/xs1YUuC3IZ TheAfricaCenter photo
3 days ago
The annual #UptownBounce Block Party goes virtual on Wednesday, 08/19! We're joining @MuseumofCityNY + @elmuseo as we feature top New York DJs, performances, talks with curators, and more online! Hosted by @FABNEWYORK + sounds by @DJAQNYC.

More info here: https://t.co/uDjDzlkbEs https://t.co/DBvNanWbHk
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3 days ago
In celebration of Côte d'Ivoire's independence day, we remember DJ Arafat—the pioneer of the genre coupé décalé. The musical icon tragically passed away last year at the age of 33. This clip is from his March 2019 single, "Lékilé."

#cotedivoire #ivorycoast #coupedecale https://t.co/q9T6UMJnww
5 days ago
Burkina Faso celebrated its 60th independence day on August 5. Sory Sanlé is a celebrated photographer who's best known for his visual documentation of Burkinabé youth culture. These images are from his 'Night People' series. #throwbackthursday #africanphotography #burkinafaso https://t.co/449EHXyI6q TheAfricaCenter photo
6 days ago
#ZimbabweanLivesMatter is the current social media movement amplifying the protests against economic strife, arrests, and claims of human rights abuses against dissenters. This video from @QuickTake explains more:
https://t.co/7w4pWfQI2y
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1 week ago
In light of August 2 marking James Baldwin's 96th birthday, here's a clip from his conversation with Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe during the annual African Literature Association conference at the University of Florida in 1980. https://t.co/cS5WD9ieRE
1 week ago
From civil rights leader + former US Representative John Lewis in his @nytimes op-ed, 'Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation,' written within days before his passing. Lewis requested that this piece be published on the day of his funeral, which was July 30. #SundayQuote https://t.co/FcQg4Rge43 TheAfricaCenter photo

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