Narrating the Arab Spring from Within

Conferences and symposia on the Arab Spring have been a defining feature of the past year in the Arab world and beyond. In February, Cairo University, The Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World, and the Women and Memory Forum, organized an international conference entitled: “Narrating the Arab Spring: New Questions, New Modes…

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Land grabs: the threat to African women’s livelihoods

In the last decade foreign companies or governments have acquired 227 million hectares of land in Africa, according to a recent report by Oxfam .  These acquisitions are commonly known as land grabs since land is acquired either on the basis of an agreement between parties with unequal bargaining power, or through covert means. 

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African Art & Film

Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project red, black & GREEN: a blues (rbGb) is a full-length, multimedia performance work designed to jumpstart a conversation about environmental justice, social ecology and collective responsibility in the climate change era.  More at Mapp International Productions

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Mapping Africa’s Elections

The Electoral Institute for the Sustainability of Democracy in Africa (EISA), based in Johannesburg (South Africa) provides an accurate, interactive map of upcoming and past elections in Africa. Click the image to explore the map, and explore EISA’s website for country-by-country analysis.

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African Film Festivals

Sundance Institute East Africa is a program that supports the work of theatre artists in East Africa by creating exchange and exposure opportunities between U.S. artists and East African writers, directors, and performers. In the spirit of this exchange, Sundance Institute East Africa engages with East African artists in Africa as well as East African…

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African Authors

Aminatta Forma – Book “The Memory of Love” Aminatta Forma was born in Glasgow and raised in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom. She is the award-winning author of The Memory of Love, Ancestor Stones and The Devil that Danced on the Water.

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