Chadian Sister Engages Kansas City Youth about Peace and Justice August 17, 2020 No Comments

A woman meets young people from various backgrounds – at a U. S. university. She is African, from Chad. The students, eager to learn about her life, ask probing questions. She tells them about the war, her flight, her refugee status, her experiences in West Africa and Algeria. In turn, she discovers that they are still [...]

African American Women in the Suffrage Movement: Then, Now, and Forever July 14, 2020 1 Comment

Kansas City, Missouri, July 11, 2020 – Clay County African American Legacy (CCAAL) Inc. and the League of Women Voters of Kansas City/Jackson-Clay-Platte counties co-organized a panel discussion on African American Women in the Suffrage Movement. Originally planned as an in-person event with a brunch in March 2020, due to covid19, it was held on [...]

We read African authors July 5, 2020 No Comments

Quarantine for some is a time for reading. For inspiration, I’d like to share two lists of potential reads – from the Nairobi book club (which I joined in 2018). Since 2013, members have read over 75 books and short stories by African authors (mainly) from over two dozen countries. These works are chronicled in [...]

Why is non-academic writing so important, even for academics? June 26, 2020 No Comments

It was such a pleasure, from Nairobi, to be with the 2019-20 fellows of the African Leadership Centre for a two-hour session on non-academic writing. We gathered via zoom — from Gambia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and the United Kingdom. The fellows are impressive and inspiring. Enjoy the PowerPoint [...]

A Sunday in mid-June 2020 June 14, 2020 No Comments

It was spontaneous. Joy sent a text asking if we should get together at a spacious café in Nairobi at 2 pm. The prospect of a face-to-face encounter with women friends was attractive. I responded yes, explaining that I would first need to jumpstart my car and drive it around to charge the battery. It [...]

L’appropriation pédagogique des technologies : un processus socioculturel June 7, 2020 No Comments

Fonlon (2010) décrit la culture comme la transformation continuelle de soi et de son environnement. Au 21e siècle, le renouvellement continu de la culture scolaire ne se fera pas en dehors de la société en générale, ni de la société du savoir et des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) sur lesquelles elle repose et qui sont de plus en plus utilisées dans les écoles.

Usages et appropriation des technologies éducatives en Afrique:Quelques pistes de réflexion June 6, 2020 No Comments

Ce livre veut faire état de l’appropriation des technologies, dans divers contextes africains, par les enseignants et les apprenants de l’enseignement primaire, secondaire et universitaire. Pour ce faire, il présente les travaux de chercheurs de différents pays d’Afrique – Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger et Sénégal.

Ruby: A Novel by Cynthia Bond May 2, 2020 2 Comments

Ruby had stories decades old that she had folded up and tucked away between her spine and her heart…

Writing and sharing human experiences of COVID in East Africa: Call for potential book chapters April 5, 2020 No Comments

Are you experiencing COVID in East Africa and desiring to write and share your reflections? Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group is preparing a book for this year with about 20 chapters — at least 75% by women. Each chapter is expected to be 5 to 10 pages. Together they will represent diverse situations [...]

Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond March 11, 2020 5 Comments

“I am happy to have a chapter (8) in this inspirational book: Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond.” Kathryn Toure

The essays cut across racial, gender, queer, and geographical difference, raising difficult questions regarding what it means to parent as a feminist, and how feminism shapes our experiences and aspirations of parenting.
—DR. LYN OSSOME, Senior Research Fellow, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda