Past Events




Penn Alumni Reading Club with Akira Drake Rodriguez

Diverging Space for Deviants: The Politics of Atlanta's Public Housing
Dec 1, 2022 at -

Join author and Weitzman School of Design Professor Akira Drake Rodriguez for an interactive online discussion of her new book Diverging Space for Deviants: The Politics of Atlanta's Public Housing…



A Reading By Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Co-hosted by the Center for Africana Studies and the Kelly Writers House With additional support from the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Nov 29, 2022 at -

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan (GR'12) is the author of the short story collection Blue Talk and Love (2015), winner of the Judith Markowitz Award for Fiction from Lambda Literary; The Poetics of Difference:…



Africa Lecture Series ft. Kwame Edwin Otu

Apr 19, 2022 at -

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Kwame Edwin Otu is currently an Assistant Professor of African…



Penn Alumni Reading Club ft. Elias Rodriques

Apr 12, 2022 at -

Elias Rodriques, Assistant Professor of African American Literature, Department of English, Sarah Lawrence College

Co-hosted with Alumni Education. Co-sponsored by Penn Spectrum Programs, Penn Black Alumni…



Brave Testimony: A Celebration of Poetry of the African Diaspora

ft. Patricia Smith
Apr 6, 2022 at -

Patricia Smith is the award-winning author of eight critically-acclaimed books of poetry, including Incendiary Art (Triquarterly Books, 2017), winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the…



African Language and Cultural Day

Mar 31, 2022 at

SWAHILI

A. Elementary: national anthems of Tanzania and Kenya; traditional love song (Malaika…



New Directions in Afro-Latinx Studies Series

ft. Amalia Z. Dache
Mar 29, 2022 at -

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Cartographies of Afrolatinidad: Limits and Possibilities



Distinguished Lecture in African Studies

ft. Wole Soyinka in conversation with Wale Adebanwi
Mar 22, 2022 at -

Wole Soyinka



Provost’s Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow ft. Michele Goodwin

Talk & Reception
Mar 16, 2022 at

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The…



Africa Lecture Series ft. Moradewun Adejunmobi

Mar 1, 2022 at -

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Vernacularizing Agendas: Signposts from African Languages, Writing, and Literature…