Nordic Africa Days 2009

Hat tip: Zola Mumford Africa: In Search of Alternatives Nordic Africa Days 2009 1-3 October – Trondheim, Norway The conference is organised by Africa Network Norway, in close cooperation with the Nordic Africa Institute. It is interdisciplinary and open to researchers, master students and practitioners who apply research-based knowledge pertaining to African issues. More information …

Northern Darkness: Engaging Blackness in Scandinavia

Call for Abstracts: Northern Darkness: Engaging Blackness in Scandinavia What is the history of Black Scandinavia? What are the experiences, negotiations, and community building strategies of peoples of Scandinavians of African descent living in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland? In what ways have specific national, as well as our own gendered, sexual generational and/or migrational, …

Anne Brown – An American Soprano in Norway

Source: Randye Jones at Afrocentric Voices Soprano Anne Wiggins Brown was born on August 9, 1912, in Baltimore, Maryland. (This year, rather than 1915, was confirmed by the singer herself.) Her father, Dr. Harry F. Brown, was a prominent physician and grandson of a slave. Her mother, Mary Wiggins Brown, was of African, Cherokee and …