Tubman Talks – “Reflections on a Modern Day Renaissance in Africa and Connections to the African Diaspora in Canada, since the 1950s”

Dr. Donald G. Simpson will present a paper entitled, “Reflections on a Modern Day Renaissance in Africa and Connections to the African Diaspora in Canada, since the 1950s”, on November 17, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30- 4:30. Continue reading Tubman Talks – “Reflections on a Modern Day Renaissance in Africa and Connections to the African Diaspora in Canada, since the 1950s”

Reading Black Canada – “Brown Girl in the Ring” by Nalo Hopkinson – November 22, 2016

You are cordially invited to Reading Black Canada, a community-based book club discussion. On this occasion, we will focus on the award winning novel Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson. This event is presented by Spotlighting and Promoting African Continue reading Reading Black Canada – “Brown Girl in the Ring” by Nalo Hopkinson – November 22, 2016

Conjugal Slavery in War Project presents — Forced ‘Marriage’ in African Conflicts: Conversations with Activist Researchers — November 16

The Conjugal Slavery in War Project, led by York University professor Annie Bunting, focuses on forced marriage in conflict situations in west and central African countries. From 14-16 November, 2016 representatives of community-based organizations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, the Continue reading Conjugal Slavery in War Project presents — Forced ‘Marriage’ in African Conflicts: Conversations with Activist Researchers — November 16

Tubman Talks: “The Trouble with “Heroes”: Deconstructing Mozambican National Narratives in the Writing of Mia Couto and Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa”

Dr. Irene Marques will present a paper entitled, “The Trouble with “Heroes”: Deconstructing Mozambican National Narratives in the Writing of Mia Couto and Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa,” November 10, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:30.  Abstract We want Continue reading Tubman Talks: “The Trouble with “Heroes”: Deconstructing Mozambican National Narratives in the Writing of Mia Couto and Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa”

Tubman Talks: “Monrovia Modern: Urban Forms and the Political Imagination in West Africa”

Dr. Danny Hoffman will present a paper entitled, “Monrovia Modern: Urban Forms and the Political Imagination in West Africa,” October 13, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract Monrovia, Liberia, like cities across the Global South, Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Monrovia Modern: Urban Forms and the Political Imagination in West Africa”

Tubman Talks: “Protecting Their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”

Dr. Vanessa Oliveira will present a paper entitled, “Protecting their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”on 28 April 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Bio Vanessa S. Oliveira received her Ph.D from York University and holds a Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Protecting Their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”

Tubman Talks:“The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-58”

Dr. Glyne Griffith will present a paper entitled, “The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-58”on 21 April 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Bio Glyne Griffith completed undergraduate studies in English and Political Science at Continue reading Tubman Talks:“The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-58”

Tubman Talks: “Chiefly Governance in Colonial Malawi and Post-Colonial Malawi”

Dr. Joey Power will present a paper entitled, “Chiefly Governance in Colonial Malawi and Post-Colonial Malawi” on 14 April 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Biography: Dr. Joey Power teaches African history and history through film to Ryerson undergraduates. Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Chiefly Governance in Colonial Malawi and Post-Colonial Malawi”

Tubman Talks: “From Padrinhos to Patrões: the Legacy of Slavery and Power Relations in the Affective Life of Contemporary Brazilian Subjects”

Dr. Félix Ayoh’OMIDIRE will present a paper entitled, “From Padrinhos to Patrões: the Legacy of Slavery and Power Relations in the Affective Life of Contemporary Brazilian Subjects” on Thursday April 7 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 Abstract                                   Slavery Continue reading Tubman Talks: “From Padrinhos to Patrões: the Legacy of Slavery and Power Relations in the Affective Life of Contemporary Brazilian Subjects”