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COERLL PUBLISHES BEGINNING YORÚBÀ TEXTBOOK

AUSTIN, TX - AUGUST 4, 2011 - COERLL, a federally funded foreign language resource center specializing in Open Educational Resources (OER) for the Internet public, released its newest interactive language textbook, Yorúbà Yé Mi - A Beginning Yorúbà Textbook. The online textbook is available to the public for free and includes an affordable print-on-demand option.

Established in 1992, the Thami Mnyele Foundation runs a unique three month artists-in-residence program in Amsterdam.

Application deadline: June 24, 2011 at 4 pm (for residencies in 2012).

The main objective of the Foundation is to advance cultural exchange between artists from Africa, the Netherlands and Amsterdam in particular.

Conference Theme: Violence and Representation in Africa and the African Diaspora

Date: April 17-20 2011

Venue: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

The seventeenth annual conference of the International Society of African Philosophy and Studies hosted by the Department of African American and African Studies and the Department of French and Italian at the Ohio State University will bring together scholars, artists, practitioners, and activists from a variety of disciplines to explore the nature, forms, and manifestations of violence in the African world.  Apart from the traditional more or less negative representations of violence, the conference will enable participants to further nuance the concept of violence and connect it to morality, ethics, accountability, and “democracy.”  Scholars are also encouraged to discuss epistemic, economic, social, and political manifestations of violence that have functioned both as a means to free Africans, as a resource to keep them in subordination, or, as Fanon claims, as a cleansing force.

2011 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center

Deadline: May 2, 2011

Through conferences and residencies, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, in Northern Italy, supports innovations that change the way we solve global problems. Here people of diverse expertise and backgrounds come together in a thought-provoking, collegial environment that helps promote impact on a wide range of world issues.

Knowledge Project

Africa Knowledge Project is an academic resource that offers journals and databases. Check them out at AKP.

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LivewireRasta Livewire is a leading blog that provides in-depth viewpoints from Rastas in Africa and African Diaspora.

Africa Knowledge Project (AKP) publishes peer-reviewed journals and academic databases.

Ojedi is an online retailer of fine art and exceptional handcrafted pieces from around the world.

Africa House is an Africa and Diasporian gallery. Africa House accepts proposals for submission on a rolling basis.

African Event Posters show posters of events at Africa House.

African Gourmet Dinners shows images of African gourmet dishes.