- Feb 07 2024
- 7:00 pm
“Independent Africa: The First Generation of Nation Builders:” Fireside Book Chat and Dinner with Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong
Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong is a professor of history and African and African American studies, and the Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies at Harvard University.
Professor Akyeampong’s 2023 book “Independent Africa” explores Africa’s political economy in the first two full decades of independence through the joint projects of nation-building, economic development, and international relations. It draws on the political careers of four heads of states: Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Ahmed Sékou Touré of Guinea, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Julius Kambarage Nyerere of Tanzania.
We will be hosting Professor Akyeampong for a lively discussion in an intimate setting.
All members invited. Spaces are limited.
Please RSVP by 27 January 2024 using the following link: