A Return to the Cinemas: New Nollywood’s Prospects and Constraints

Speaker: Connor Ryan Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014 Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Place: Room 201 International Center   Connor Ryan is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Michigan State University. He has studied Yoruba for three years with the generous support of the FLAS scholarship, and recently completed over a year…

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Peace Corp Experience in Kenya

Speaker: Brian Geyer Topic: “Peace Corp Experience in Kenya” Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014 Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Place: Room 201 International Center   Place:      Room 201 International Center Brian Geyer is in his second year of graduate studies at Michigan State University, where he is currently working towards his PhD in anthropology. Mr.…

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Swahili Newspaper Poetry: Articulating Politics in Postsocialist Tanzania

Speaker: Kelly Askew Topic: “Swahili Newspaper Poetry: Articulating Politics in Postsocialist Tanzania” Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Place: Room 201 International Center Kelly M. Askew is founding Director of the African Studies Center and Associate Professor in the departments of Anthropology and Afroamerican/African Studies at the University of Michigan. She…

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