Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Africa At Noon Events

September 15

Photo of Transcendent Kingdom book“Transcendent Kingdom Flash Talks”

Ainehi Edoro
Samuel England
Sandra Adell
Yaa Oparebaa Ampofo
Unifier Tshimangadzo Dyer





September 22

Photo of Jason Yackee“Expelling the “Sinister Vilgrain”: Nationalization, Diplomacy, and Sugar in the People’s Republic of Congo, 1970-1978”

Jason Yackee

Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison






September 29

Photo of Okechukwu Nwafor“Aso Ebi: Fractured Materiality and the Political Economy of Intimacy”

Okechukwu Nwafor

Professor of Art History and Painting at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Hosted by Jacque Mougoue





October 6

Photo of Paul Glen Grant“Making Christianity African in Precolonial Ghana”

Paul Grant

Teaches at UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, and North Park Theological Seminary (Chicago)




October 13

Photo of Yala KisukidiJan Vansina Lecture

“Waking Dreams : A Philosophy of African Independences”

Yala Kisukidi

Associate Professor in philosophy at Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis University






October 20

Photo of Elizabeth Schmidt
Photo Credit: Chris Singlemann

“The 2013 Intervention in Mali: A 21st Century Iteration of France’s ‘Back Yard'”

Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmidt

Professor Emeritus of History at Loyola University Maryland

Hosted by Jason Yackee






October 27

Samora Machel book cover

“Mozambique’s Samora Machel: A Life Cut Short”

Allen Isaacman

Regents Professor of History at the University of Minnesota and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Western Cape






November 3

Photo of Gregg Mitman“Empire of Rubber: Scenes from Firestone’s Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia”

Gregg Mitman

Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

November 10

Photo of Leif Brottem

“Insecurity in the Sahel: Political or Environmental Crisis or Both?”

Leif Brottem

Associate Professor of Global Development Studies at Grinnell College in Iowa






November 17

Photo of Jean-Jacques Muyembe“‘Ebanga’ A Dream that Became Reality, A Life Story”

Jean-Jacques Muyembe

Hosted by Aliko Songolo





November 24

No Africa at Noon, Thanksgiving



December 1

Photo of José Cossa“Cosmo-uBuntu Theorizing and Practice in Education: Adult Online and Distance Education in the Movement toward De-Bordering, De-Centering/De-Peripherizing, and Decolonializing”

José Cossa

Associate Professor in the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University

Hosted by Luís Madureira




December 8

Photo of Sónia Vaz Borges“The Liberation Struggle in School Manuals. The FRELIMO Math Book in Mozambique and the International Collaborations.”

Sónia Vaz Borges

Militant interdisciplinary historian and social and political organizer.

Hosted by Luís Madureira