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Information day about Africa

22/10/13, 15:00, Public library Prague Smichov

Where: Prague Municipal Library in Smíchov, Náměstí 14. října 15/83, Praha 5

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

15-18 p.m.

Presentation of the library of African information centre

Live music and food tasting

Presentation about the history of coffee in Ethiopia, Dr. Tesfaye Hundie

Film screening: Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai

Library closed for the summer

28/06/13, 00:00, African Information Centre

African library will be closed from 1 July till 15 September 2013. All borrows will be automatically renewed. We apologize to all readers for any inconvenience caused and look forward to the reopening. In case of inquiries, please send us an e-mail. Thank you!

Swahili courses opening soon

05/03/13, 18:00, African Information Centre

New courses of Swahili are to start from 5 March 2013.

Film screening : Delta Force

28/01/13, 20:30, Světozor cinema, Vodičkova 41, Prague 1

Humanitas Afrika invites you to the third and last film screening of the series Environmental Stories from Africa

Delta Force follows the documentary film The Drilling Fields describing the struggle of the Ogoni people led by writer Ken Saro‑Wiwa to save their homeland devastated by Shell corporation. It underscores the close relationship between Shell and Nigerian military dictatorship, bears witness to the military attack on Ogoni communities and documents natural devastation. Neither strong international engagement is not successful and illegally detained leader Ken Sano‑Wiwa is finall executed despite massive protests. Much of the Delta Force footage was secretly shot by Ogoni themselves.

GB 1995, Director: Glenn Ellis, 52 min., English / Czech subtitles

Film screening: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

10/12/12, 20:30, Kino Světozor, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

Humanitas Afrika cordially invites you to another film screenig and a discussion which is a part of a series called Environmental Strories from Africa.

The story of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has many dimensions. The initial intention of combating soil erosion by planting trees evolved into a political movement fighting not only environmental degradation but also poverty and political oppression of the authoritarian regime of the Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi. The film documents the life path of Wangari Maathai who through adversity of both natural and political environment in the country proved to change the direction of development of Kenyan society. The key to her success was an idea of planting trees and indomitable spirit.

Film screening: The Man Who Stopped the Desert

26/11/12, 20:30, Kino Světozor, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

Humanitas Afrika cordially invites you to film screenings and discussions as part of the series Environmental Stories from Africa.

Evening devoted to Thomas Sankara

13/10/12, 18:30, African Information Centre

15 October is the 25th anniversary of Sankara's assassination. To remember this man and his time, there will be a screening of a documentary: Thomas Sankara – The Upright Man followed by a discussion.

Film screening: Lumumba

28/06/12, 18:30, African Information Centre

30 June is the 52nd independence anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Humanitas Afrika commemorates this important event in the history of the Afrikan people with the film Lumumba by Raoul Peck.

Day of African Child

16/06/12, 17:00, African Information Centre

Humanitas Afrika and the Embassy of South Africa in Prague cordially invite you to celebrate The Day of African Child with a screening of the film about Steve Biko Cry Freedom.

Documentary screening: Couring justice (Ruth B. Cowan)

14/06/12, 18:30, African Information Centre

Courting justice profiles indomitable female judges charged with the task of advancing those rights and enacting transitional justice while confronting the challenges of a male dominated institution. This dynamic film examines the transformation to democracy through the intimate and inspiring stories of women working for change from the bench.

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African update

New book “Contemporary African Social and Political Philosophy”

Albert Kasanda, Contemporary African Social and Political Philosophy: Trends, Debates and Challenges. Routledge, 2018.

The book explores what constitutes contemporary African social and political philosophy with regard to its meaning, aims, sources, and relevance for today’s Africa. Kasanda defines contemporary African social and political philosophy as an inclusive reflection of African communities with regard to power and equitable modes of social and political organization. The book sheds new light on debates concerning topics such as ethnophilosophy, negritude, pan-Africanism, democracy, African civil society, African cultures, and globalization.

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Book of the month

Xoliswa Ndoyiya: Ukutya Kwasekhaya

Xoliswa Ndoyiya: Ukutya KwasekhayaTastes from Nelson Mandela’s kitchen

A collection of recipes by Nelson Mandela's personal chef, this book contains the food served to visiting heads of state, celebrities, politicians for more than 20 years. Featuring some of the favourite former South African president's favourite meals including samp and beans, farm chicken, tripe, this book also features paella, peri-peri chicken, prawn curry, and myriad of other delights. With simple, delicious and nourishing recipes, it will interest those who wish to prepare meals that are both elegant and healthy.More

New arrivals

New titles in our library 12/2016

Our library has aquired a number of new and interesting books. Here is the list of the latest titles.

  • Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
  • Fashion Cities Africa by Hannah Azieb Pool
  • Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanismby Christopher Lee
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Robinson, James A., Acemoglu, Daron
  • Shakespeare in Swahililand: Adventures With the Ever-Living Poet by Edward Wilson-Lee
  • A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the Present by Richard J. Reid
  • Authentically African: Arts and the Transnational Politics of Congolese Culture by Sarah Van Beurden
  • Children in Slavery through the Ages by by Gwyn CampbellSuzanne MiersJoseph C. Miller
  • Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control by Tamara Giles-Vernick
  • Rumba on the River: A History of the Popular Music of the Two Congos by Gary  Stewart
  • Women and Slavery, Vol. 1: Africa, the Indian Ocean World, and the Medieval North Atlantic by Gwyn Campbell
  • Women and Slavery, Vol. 2: The Modern Atlantic by Gwyn Campbell
  • Cahier d'un Retour Au Pays Natal by Aimé Cesaire
  • Healing Traditions: African Medicine, Cultural Exchange and Competition in South Africa, 1820-1948 by Karen Elizabeth  Flint
  • Global Education Policy and International Development: New Agendas, Issues and Policies by Antoni Verger
  • Black Skin, White Coats: Nigerian Psychiatrists, Decolonization, and the Globalization of Psychiatry by Matthew M. Heaton

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