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Akala: Africa in History

(16 October 2020)

The Durham People of Colour Association in collaboration with the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit are delighted to announce that this year’s Black History Month keynote speaker is the rapper, poet, author of Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, founder of the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company, and MOBO winner, Akala. The talk will be live on Zoom on 28 October, and there will be a chance to ask questions afterwards. Sign up here to avoid disappointment.

In line with this year’s theme, “changing the narrative”, Akala will be delivering a talk on Africa in history, which includes an overview of African civilisations and societies from 10,000BC to 1700AD—looking at the development of writing, astronomical calendars, metallurgy, warfare, empires, kinship, religions and so much more.

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