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February 27, 2018
Sudanese Writer & Poet Bushra al-Fadil
Sudanese poet and writer and winner of the 2017 Caine Prize, Bushra Al-Fadil, is featured in a presentation co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies at Howard University.

November 9, 2017
Njinga of Angola: Africa's Warrior Queen
Linda Heywood discussed her book "Njinga of Angola: Africa's Warrior Queen," about this multifaceted and successful 17th-Century African ruler.

November 7, 2017
Rwanda Women Rising
Swanee Hunt discussed her book "Rwandan Women Rising," the story of how the female population of the tiny African nation led that country's rebirth after the horrific 1994 genocide that left nearly a million dead.

September 28, 2017
Poet Antjie Krog
As part of the "Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series" South African poet & writer Antjie Krog discussed and read from her work.

May 11, 2017
mperial Ethiopia's Unique Symbols, Structures & Role in the Modern World
Gregory R. Copley discussed his research on the role of Ethiopia in the modern world.

April 25, 2017
Writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
As part of the "Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series" ,Award-winning Nigerian writer
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim read selections of his work and participated in a moderated discussion.

April 20, 2017
Marriage & Politics in 19th & 20th Century Ethiopia
Heran Sereke-Brhan discussed marriage and politics in 19th- and 20th-Century Ethiopia.

April 12, 2017
Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi
As part of the "Conversations with African Poets and Writers" series, Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi read from his prize-winning short story "Memories We Lost" and participated in a moderated discussion with the Library's Laverne Page.

February 16, 2017
Love Songs from the Middle East
Through dramatic readings, Library specialists journeyed with their audience from the 7th century through modern times on the wings of love poems written by well-known poets from the Middle East and Spain. These poets included Qays ibn al-Mulawwah of 7th century Arabia, Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) of Muslim Spain, Persian poet Hafiz (ca. 1325-1389), and Leyla Hanim (d. 1848) of Istanbul.

February 10, 2017
The African Poetry Book Fund Spotlight
As part of the "Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series".
During the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, African Poetry Book Fund
board members discussed contemporary African poetry.

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