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OJAIDE'S "SONG OF MYSELF" WON THE 2018 WOLE SOYINKA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE IN AFRICA

  Tanure Ojaide, the Frank Graham Porter Professor of Africana Studies, is co-recipient of the 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. Awarded by the Lumina Foundation, the Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa is a pan-African writing prize given biennially to the best literary work produced by an African. Soyinka, who presented the honor at a gala in Lagos, Nigeria, is a... OJAIDE'S "SONG OF MYSELF" WON THE 2018 WOLE SOYINKA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE IN AFRICA Read more >>

DR. DE LA TORRE PUBLISHED HIS FIRST BOOK

The People of the River: Identity and Environment in Black Amazonia, 1835-1945 (University of North Carolina Press, 2018). The book is a social and environmental history of Africa-descended people in Brazil's Amazonian forest. It is a story of the difficult journey from slavery to peasantry, and how Black Amazonians used their environment to forge new overlapping identities as citizens, black... DR. DE LA TORRE PUBLISHED HIS FIRST BOOK Read more >>

OGUNDIRAN NAMED EDITOR OF AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIEW

Dr. Akin Ogundiran has been named editor-in-chief of the highly ranked African Archaeological Review, the oldest continent-wide journal in African archaeology.  OGUNDIRAN NAMED EDITOR OF AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIEW Read more >>

TRANSITION: PROFESSOR OLA ABORISADE

It is with heavy heart that we announce that our long-time colleague and mentor, Professor Ola Aborisade, joined the ancestors on October 23, 2018. He passed on in his Charlotte home, in the company of family members, including his wife of over fifty years, children, grandchildren, and many relatives. He was 86 years old. TRANSITION: PROFESSOR OLA ABORISADE Read more >>

FALL 2018 AFRS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the latest edition of AFRS Newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading it. FALL 2018 AFRS NEWSLETTER Read more >>