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General Articles of Interest

Teaching Human Rights in Africa and Wangari Maathai This presentation was part of a talk given at a previous African Studies Association Conference.

Teaching about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Online Materials

  • Video: Dr. Hasan Jeffries Delivers Keynote Address for African Diaspora Fellows Program
  • Video: Featured Speaker Dr. Keisha-Khan Perry at the African Diaspora Fellows Program
  • Recommended Resources on Kony 2012 Written on behalf of the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association, this document offers a response to the Kony 2012 video.
  • Images of Africa This photo exhibit originated in the desire of some African Studies students to present images of Africa that were more dignified and positive than common images. They invited UNC students and faculty to submit their own photographs that depicted the “vibrancy and complexity of Africa,” and to describe in a few words the meaning the photograph had for them. In the process of putting the exhibit together, African Studies students and faculty began to experience and discuss the complexity of the project itself. What photographs would we accept or reject? What is the “right way” to “represent” Africa? Who gets to decide? We invite viewers to engage in their own reflection on this exhibit—not to “criticize” or “applaud” specific photos, but to create their own spaces of interrogation and representation that emerge as they view the exhibit.
  • Google Earth Tour Instructions for creating a Google Earth Tour can be used to view images of African cities and countryside.
  • Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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