Films from the African Diaspora at the TIFF 2013

Check out this year’s films from the African Diaspora at the Toronto International Film Festival. This year’s listings include films such as Half of a Yellow Sun and 12 Years a Slave. Half of a Yellow Slave is the directorial debut from celebrated playwright Biyi Bandele. It is an adaption of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s […]

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Summer Reading at Tubman

As I sit to write this first blog entry as Interim Director, summer humidity has enveloped Toronto and I have just finished reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s new novel Americanah.  From the author of Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and Purple Hibiscus (2003), Americanah seems like the perfect Tubman summer reading. Like the Harriet Tubman […]

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