Tag Archives: African and African Diaspora Studies

Black resistance

The African and African Diaspora Studies Program will present “Imagining Black Resistance in the House that Slavery Built,” a lecture and Q&A featuring Tamura Lomax, co-founder of the Feminist Wire. Her talk will explore the possibilities of black resistance in the neo-colonial, neo-liberalist … Continue reading

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Slavery and the making of American capitalism

The expansion of slavery in the decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States, which seized control of the world market for cotton and became a wealthy nation with global influence. Edward Baptist, a professor … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop generation’s activism

Andreana Clay will examine the response of hip-hop communities to current movements like Black Lives Matter in her talk “‘Hell You Talmbout?’: Black Lives, Black Resistance and Hip-Hop.” Her lecture will be held on Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in … Continue reading

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Dinaw Mengestu

Award-winning writer Dinaw Mengestu, whose works chronicle the African diaspora in America, will speak on “Politics and Aesthetics in Literature,” at Boston College on Apr. 8 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Since the debut of his bestselling novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven … Continue reading

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Conflict Bodies

Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, an assistant professor in the Romance Languages and Literatures Department who also teaches in the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, will talk about her new book Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary (The Ohio … Continue reading

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Baratunde Thurston: Race, media & Election 2012

Social commentator Baratunde Thurston, author of the New York Times bestseller How to Be Black, will speak on “Birth Certificates, Fact Checkers and the Art of Negrospotting: A Look at Race, Comedy, and Politics in the 2012 Election” on Oct. … Continue reading

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will read from her works on April 7 at 6:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008, at an event sponsored by African and African Diaspora Studies Program. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, won the Commonwealth Writers’ … Continue reading

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