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Winter 2017 Member News and Announcements

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New Publications by ASA Members

Gravitas: Poetic Consciencism for Cameroon, Peter W. Vakunta, Oxford: African Books Collective

Hadija's Story: Diaspora, Gender, and Belonging in the Cameroon Grassfields, Harmony O’Rourke, Indiana University Press

In the Shadow of Moses: New Jewish Movements in Africa and the Diaspora, William F.S. Miles, Daniel Lis, and Tudor Parfitt eds., Los Angeles: Tsehai Publishers

Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth Century Odyssey from America to Africa, Lisa Lindsay, UNC Press

Racial capitalism and the crisis of black masculinity,” Jordanna Matlon, American Sociological Review, 81(5):1014-1038

Corruption and Governance in Africa: Swaziland, Kenya, Nigeria, Ronald Kemp Hope, New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Other Announcements

Through the Department of African Studies at Howard University, and in conjunction with the course Hip Hop and Popular Culture in Africa (HHPCA), ASA member Msia Clark has launched Hip Hop African. Hip Hop African is a blog and podcast, produced by Msia Clark and students in the HHPCA course, about hip-hop culture in Africa. The podcast features interviews and discussions with artists, academics and activists around various social and political issues. The blog and podcast are available at The podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

ACASA Triennial Symposium:
Registration and important information for the 17th ACASA Triennial Symposium on African Art (Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, August 8-13, 2017) area available here:
Travel Grants to ACASA’s 17th Triennial Symposium. Eligible scholars are based in Africa, the Caribbean, or elsewhere if they have no support from their employer.
Applications are due: February 28, 2017 (
ACASA is announcing the following triennial deadline. New deadline for fully formed panels (to be submitted to Robert Soppelsa [acasabob[at]] on behalf the Program Committee): February 28, 2017 ACASA members, please see here for submission requirement details.
Receive a Kofi Cole sculpture and support the ACASA 2017 Triennial in Ghana! More info here:

Call for Applications: African Critical Inquiry Programme Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards for African Students enrolled in South African Ph.D. Programs
Closing Date: May 1, 2017
The African Critical Inquiry Programme is pleased to announce the 2017 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics. Grant amounts vary depending on research plans, with a maximum award of ZAR 40,000.
For full information about this opportunity and how to apply, see the full Call for Proposals listed under “ACIP Opportunities” online:

Call for Proposals: African Critical Inquiry Programme Workshop
Closing Date: May 1, 2017
The African Critical Inquiry Programme invites proposals from scholars and/or practitioners in public cultural institutions in South Africa to organize a workshop to take place in 2018. The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa.
For full information about this opportunity and how to apply, see the full Call for Proposals listed under “ACIP Opportunities” online:

Call for Proposals: Workshop on Broadening the debate on EU-Africa relations – perspectives from Africa

Call for Papers: 8th AFRICA BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH CONFERENCE. Oct 4-7 2017 at VCU in Richmond, VA. Interdisciplinary conference (business, social science, humanities, sciences). Prize given for best paper. Publication of papers in journals after peer review. Send papers to conference[at] See Website for full details at DEADLINE: March 31, 2017.

Member Aid For Africa
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