Past Programs

December 12, 2019 — An intergenerational conversation between athletes of African descent who participate in sports stereotypically not perceived to...

December 9, 2019 — Learn how Africans can help shape our future by participating in the Census.

November 9, 2019 — Mahamadou Lamine Sagna and Cornel West are joined in conversation about the book Cornel West Matters.

November 1, 2019 — Join the hosts of 'Afrolit', 'Mwende Bwino', and 'No Wahala' for a conversation about their podcasting experiences.

October 20, 2019 — The Africa Center welcomes Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o to host a free story time for children....

"Start Value" painting by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

October 12, 2019 — Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi leads a drawing class surrounded by her recently completed installation, "Gymnasium."

Cropped TAC entrance rendering

September 23, 2019—The Africa Center, in partnership with the Aliko Dangote Foundation, presents the Future Africa Forum.

October 2, 2019 — Maaza Mengiste discusses her new novel, "The Shadow King," with Uzodinma Iweala.

"Start Value" painting by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

September 17, 2019—January 5, 2019 — The Africa Center presents a new installation by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, "Gymnasium."

September 12, 2019 — A dialogue on gender-based violence, xenophobia, pan-Africanism and the formation of a global Black identity.


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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....

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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. TheAfricaCenter photo