ManicMinutes film – Sekhukhune: King of the Morata

I’ve said quite often on SocioLingo Africa that I love Twitter for introducing me to all sorts of people I would never normally meet. Today I’d like to introduce you to ManicMinutes who are film-makers with a special passion for Africa, and in particular for documenting the Chiefs of Africa in ultra short 1 minute […]

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Infographic – Nelson Mandela: Before Prisoner, Beyond President

An infographic about Nelson Mandela

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CFP – Africa and the Atlantic World

CFP: Fall 2013 SERSAS Conference, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 27 – 28 Sept. Date: 3 July 2013 16:11 via Kenneth Wilburn, East Carolina University,         [email protected] Second Call for Papers “Africa and the Atlantic World”, Fall 2013 SERSAS Conference, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA, 27 – 28 September 2013 The publication of Fernand Braudel’s _The […]

Categories: AFRICA, Call for papers, HISTORY, RESEARCH

African History Conference – Beyond the Boundaries: Toyin Falola and African Historiography

African History Conference Theme: “Beyond the Boundaries: Toyin Falola and African Historiography” Venue: University of North Carolina Wilmington Date: October 12, 2013 Call for Papers We are pleased to announce a one-day African History Conference to be held at the University of North Carolina Wilmington on October 12, 2013. The theme for this conference is […]


Book : A Celebration of the Life and Work of Professor E.J.Alagoa in Nigeria

The conference was organised in honour of its professor and Chair of the Ijaw History Project, Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa.

Categories: AFRICA, BOOKS, HISTORY, Nigeria

Book Review : Selling the Congo

Matthew G. Stanard. Selling the Congo: A History of European Pro-Empire Propaganda and the Making of Belgian Imperialism. Lincoln University of Nebraska Press, 2011. 387 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-3777-3. Reviewed by Elizabeth Stice (Palm Beach Atlantic University) Published on H-Empire (January, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed Colonial Culture in Context: Selling the Congo and Belgian Pro-Empire Propaganda […]

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International Network for the Study of the Great War in Africa

International Network for the Study of the Great War in Africa Since the end of the 19th century Africa stood out as an agent in the globalization process; acting both as an element of direct action, particularly through the exploitation of its natural resources in the widest sense possible, but also through the unique features of its political situation […]


Transatlantic slave trade : Forever free – celebrating emancipation

THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE:  ‘FOREVER FREE – CELEBRATING EMANCIPATION’ TO BE HIGHLIGHTED IN SERIES OF ACTIVITIES AT HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK, March 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The sixth annual commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade will be observed at United Nations Headquarters under […]

Categories: AFRICA, African Press Organization, HISTORY

Book: Mathematics in African History and Cultures

This volume constitutes an updated and extended version of the bibliography published under the same name in 2004 by the African Mathematical Union.


Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Black History Month

OTTAWA, Canada, February 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement in recognition of Black History Month: “The month of February is celebrated across Canada as Black History Month. We take this time each year to recognize the many achievements and contributions of people of African and Caribbean […]

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Free Mali book : The Meanings of Timbuktu

This book gives a lot more background not only to the manuscripts and African Arabic literature, but also to the scholars and the region and the context.


CFP: Diaspora in East-Central Africa: histories of memory, mobility and belonging

CFP: Diaspora in East-Central Africa: histories of memory, mobility and belonging (ECAS Lisbon, 27-29 June 2013) Panel @ ECAS 2013 – Lisbon – 27-29 June 2013 Diaspora in East-Central Africa Deadline: 6 February 2013 Conveners Geert Castryck (University of Leipzig) <[email protected]> Achim von Oppen (University of Bayreuth) <[email protected]> Short Abstract This panel engages with diaspora […]

Categories: AFRICA, Call for papers, CONFERENCES, HISTORY

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