Walsh School of Foreign Service

INAF 205- Africa is People

What is Africa to you? How should Africa be written? How should Africa not be written? These fundamental questions are among other crucial questions informing the direction of this class, where the world’s second largest continent, Africa—humankind’s cradle—will be at the center of our discussions. We will contend with the historical representations of Africa, its peoples, societies and cultures, and what it means to imagine Africa in the contemporary moment. In doing so, we will not just leave at the representation of Africa as a geographic tragedy but as a complex space that has long teemed with a “human vibrancy” that enabled the peopling of the world.