Call For Papers: NYASA’s 43rd Annual Conference – Global Africa: Human Migration, The African Diaspora, and the Future
43rd Annual Conference of the NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION at
At the 2017 NYASA Annual Conference Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies was honored with
Carole Boyce Davies—professor of English and Africana Studies at the Africana Studies
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The NYASA Bulletin Record
01 The NYASA Bulletin
Greetings NYASA Members and Supporters,
In 1973 The New York African Studies Association was created out of the SUNY African Studies Faculty Committee (of 1968). Whether we are now in our 49th year or our 43rd, NYASA strives to promote Africana Studies at home and abroad. We do this by bringing together scholars, publishing research, and supporting teachers and students. As a supporter of NYASA, you will periodically receive “NYASA Bulletins” that will highlight member activities, discuss a current issue, or announce an event (if needed, please adjust your spam filter). We hope that you will both enjoy NYASA Bulletins and find them valuable.
All NYASA Bulletins will be numbered and archived at our website http://newyorkafricanstudiesassociation.org/ .
New York African Studies Association
Supporting Africana Studies Scholars Since 1968
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NYASA Members Take Students in Senegal
NYASA President Kevin Hickey and Vice President Cheikh Ndiaye recently spent three weeks with students in Senegal. The students completed internships, attended lectures at The West African Research Center http://www.warccroa.org/home/ and traveled the country.
Photo by Sina Basila https://www.sinabasila.co/
One important result of a study abroad in Senegal is that the students no longer have a single story for Africa nor a single story for Senegal. This elimination of “the single story” is one of NYASA’s many goals. https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story
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Pan-African Education in Africa
NYASA member and former NYASA President John K. Marah of SUNY Brockport has published an important new book entitled Pan-African Education: A Must for the African Union (African Studies) with Routledge.
- An Introduction to Pan-African Education
- The Virtues and Challenges in Traditional African Education
- From the Temples of Egypt to Colonial Education in Africa
- African Nationalists on African Education
- Educational Adaptation and Pan-Africanism: Developmental Trends in Africa
- America and Africa: A Comparative Study in Educational Philosophy
- The Expediency of Pan-African Education
- The Saliency of Pan-African Education
- From Toussaint L’Ouverture to President Kwame Nkrumah: A Discourse on a Pan-African Vision
- Reflections on Pan-African Education and Pan-Africanism
Since nearly 50 years, NYASA has been supporting scholarship on and conversations about “all things African.” We hope you will join us in this conversation at our upcoming annual conference at Seton Hall University on 13-14 April 2018
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NYASA Executive Board member and former NYASA President Seth N. Asumah of the State University of New York at Cortland gave a Plenary Keynote Address at the 2017 African Studies Association of Africa Conference at the University of Ghana, Legon.
Distinguished Teaching Professor Asumah argued the need for Africans not
merely to adopt Western ideas about democracy but for “Africans to … become
partners in designing” systems and institutions that best fit indigenous cultures
and the needs of Africa.
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At the recent 2018 Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey—the first black woman to be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement—passionately spoke about gender as “a story … that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace.”