Podcasts Archives

Monday, July 1st, 2013   |   Posted in CAS Blog, Podcasts   |  

Hiphop – The Lingua Franca of the World’s Youth

This past spring, Harvard’s Committee on African Studies co-sponsored an event with the Cambridge Public Library in celebration of Black History Month. The event featured Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, a Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies, as well as the Executive Director of the Harvard HipHop Archive.… Read more »
Friday, May 24th, 2013   |   Posted in CAS Blog, Multimedia, Podcasts   |   Tags:

Graduate Student Spotlight: Interview with Ayodeji Ogunnaike

In a recent interview with CAS, Ayodeji Ogunnaike discusses his experiences as a Harvard undergraduate (’10), and now as a graduate student pursuing a PhD in African Studies and Religion. A recipient of a George Peabody Gardner Traveling Fellowship, Ayodeji spent a year in Nigeria after graduation, working directly with a traditionalist priest to document the divinatory corpus called Ifá which includes oral history and myths, proverbs, and songs. … Read more »
Monday, May 20th, 2013   |   Posted in Podcasts   |   Tags:

The Moth: My Sister’s Keeper

Featured on The Moth podcast, Fathie Absie, a Somali immigrant struggles to keep her troubled sister in the United States.  The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.… Read more »
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013   |   Posted in CAS Blog, Podcasts   |   Tags:

Conversations about Mali: one year later

Last spring, the Committee on African Studies held an event in response to surprising overthrow of the elected Malian government (of President Amadou Toumani Touré) by a group of military rebels. … Read more »
Friday, March 22nd, 2013   |   Posted in Podcasts   |  

Chinua Achebe: ‘Heart Of Darkness’ Is Inappropriate, NPR

Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe redefined the way readers understood Africa in his first novel, Things Fall Apart. Published in 1958, that book told the story of the English coming to Africa – from the perspective of Africans.… Read more »