“Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend” Film Screening & Discussion

On Wednesday February 12th at 4:30pm, the sixth annual Performing Diaspora series will take a look at the award-winning film Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend by Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy, based on footage shot in the early seventies which examines aspects of the life, creativity, beliefs and influences of young Marley and the Wailers, […]

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Tubman Speaker Series: Dr. Temitope Adafarakan talks about gender identity in indigenous Yoruba contexts

The Tubman Institute is pleased to present Dr. Temitope Adafarakan as this week’s guest speaker in the Tubman Speaker Series: Dr.Adafarakan will talk about “Yoruba Worldsense: Conceptualizing Gender in Indigenous Yoruba Contexts through the Example of Papa Legba/Esu” on Wednesday Nov. 20th from 3:30-5:00 in 305 Founders College. While Papa Legba-Orisa is a central figure in Yoruba cosmology—and it is […]

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Zimbabwean author, NoViolet Bulawayo, makes the Man Booker Shortlist 2013

NoViolet Bulawayo, a Zimbabwean author, has made it to the Man Booker Shortlist 2013 with her debut novel, We Need New Names.  John Freeman writes in the Seattle Times, that We Need New Names is “an anguished and angry tale of the African Diaspora. The question it asks is not why things fall apart in modern […]

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