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September 25, 2012
Mandlakayise C. Matyumza
Mandlakayise C. Matyumza discusses African poets and writers in an event co-sponsored by the Africa Society for the National Summit on Africa.

May 24, 2012
Women from the Nigerien Sahel
Antoinette Tidjani Alou discussed "The Secret Faces of Women from the Nigerien Sahel: Agency, Influence and Contemporary Challenges."

May 22, 2012
Living Treasures: African Elephants & Shared Responsibilities
Julius Kipng'etich discusses African elephants.

May 3, 2012
No One's Son
Documentary filmmaker, Tewodros "Teddy" Fekadu has lived in five countries and three continents, ultimately journeying from Eritrea and Ethiopia to the Gold Coast of Australia. His life spans war, family love, the Catholic Church, homelessness, three years of detention in Japan, and finally a country to call home and the creation of his own company.

May 1, 2012
Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Helon Habila
Award-winning Nigerian novelist Helon Habila read excerpts from his novel "Oil On Water" and discussed his new anthology "The Granta Book of the African Short Story" in a program cosponsored with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa.

April 4, 2012
Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Donato Ndong
Donato Ndongo appears in a program co-sponsored by the Library, the Africa Society for the National Summit on Africa and Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain.

April 3, 2012
Conversations with African Poets & Writers: Keorapetse Kgositsile
South African poet and political activist Keorapetse Kgositsile discusses the state of contemporary African culture, including poetry and literature.

March 22, 2012
A Momentous One Hundred Years: Ancient Ethiopia, 520-620 A.D.
Hailu Habtu discusses the critical century of 520-620 A.D. in Ethiopia.

February 28, 2012
Growing Up Gullah
Dorothy Browner-Hubler discusses growing up Gullah in South Carolina and Maryland.

December 8, 2011
Ambassador Johnnie Carson: 40 Years of Dedication to Africa
Ambassador Johnnie Carson took part in a discussion of his career in the U.S. State Department.

November 16, 2011
"Conversations with African Poets and Writers" series
To celebrate the African Studies Association Annual meeting, Ugandan poet and ASA Presidential Fellow Susan Kiguli reads her own work, followed by a moderated discussion.

November 14, 2011
Africa: Re-Sourcing History
David Birmingham presents a lecture on "Africa: Re-Sourcing History."

November 10, 2011
Joseph in Africa: The Story of a Story
Morgan Johnson presents the illustrated lecture, "Joseph in Africa: A 3,000 Year Story of a Story Retold in the Multi-ethnic Continent of Africa."

October 7, 2011
"Conversations with African Poets and Writers” series
Ali Mazrui discussed the state of contemporary African culture and post-independence literary production

September 8, 2011
I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom in Image and Proverb
Betty Press discussed and signed her new book, "I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom for Life."

May 20, 2011
Mere-Bi: A Senegalese Celebration of Motherhood
Francoise Pfaff introduced the documentary film and show excerpts from "Mere-Bi" a film on Senegal's pioneer journalist, Annette Mbaye d'Erneville, directed by her son and noted filmmaker Ousmane William Mbaye.

April 12, 2011
The Impact of Mobile Technology & Telephony in East Africa
J. Kwabena Addo discusses how mobile technology and telephony have affected job and wealth creation in East Africa, and possible lessons for the rest of Africa.

March 31, 2011
Coffee, Culture and Intellectual Property Rights: The Case of Ethiopia
Heran Sereke-Berhan discusses coffee and intellectual property rights in Ethiopia

March 17, 2011
Compassionate Conservation in East Africa
Will Travers of the Born Free Foundation offers a multimedia presentation on wildlife conservation in East Africa.

February 15, 2011
Managing Diversity & Social Harmony in Mauritius
Roukaya Kasenally discusses her native land in a presentation on the challenges and limitations of managing diversity and social harmony in Mauritius.

African Section Webcast Archive

As Marimbas de Angola concert featuring Jorge MacedoDr. Jorge Macedo, writer, journalist and ethno-musicologist, contributes to the 27th anniversary celebration of the independence of the Republic of Angola with a lecture and music. Matias Sacotingo serves as his interpreter. A speech by Her Excellency Josefina Pitra Diakité, Ambassador from Angola opens the event. Sponsored by The Embassy of Angola and the African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. November 14, 2002

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