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Swahili classes

01/12/11, 18:00, African Information Centre

In January 2012 we are starting another Swahili course for beginners with a lecturer from Tanzania.

Book club meeting

24/11/11, 19:00, African Information Centre

November meeting of the bookclub will focus on Africa after independence.

Lingala for beginners

21/11/11, 18:30, African Information Centre

Lingala is one of the main languages spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) and the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). It has more than 10 million speakers and it is also spoken in parts of Angola and Central African Republic. Famous Congolese stars like Pépé Kallé, Koffi Olomide have also made it popular through music in other African countries, so you can hear it in the streets of Lagos, Lomé or Nairobi.

Book club meeting

27/10/11, 19:00, African Information Centre

Next meeting of the bookclub with the theme Famine: causes and solutions. Possibilities for private sector involvement in humanitarian crises will discuss Alex de Waal's book Famine Crimes: Politics and the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa.

Introduction by Iva Petříčková

Film club

30/09/11, 18:00, African Information Centre

Screening of the film Madame Brouette

Book club meeting

15/09/11, 19:00, African Information Centre

Dear friends, readers and supporters of the African Information Centre.

The next meeting of the book club where we discuss interesting titles and hot issues, is about to take place. The theme for our next discussion is "Radically new thinking of the way to fight global poverty?"

The book discussed: Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty (2011), Authors:  Abhijit Banerjee a Esther Duflo

The discussion is usually in English and the club meeting is open to anybody who is interested in the topic.

Swahili classes

13/09/11, 18:00, African Information Centre

On 13 September 2011 we are starting a Swahili course for false beginners with a lecturer from Tanzania.

Informal meeting of the book club

17/08/11, 19:00, African Information Centre

An informal meeting of the readers, library members and sympathizers! There is no need to read anything before coming as this summer meeting should only encourage you to engage in an informal discussion about what you are focusing on right now. A film about piracy in Somalia will also be screened. Everyone is welcome!

Holiday season at AIC

30/06/11, 00:00, African Information Centre

Dear visitors to the African Information Centre.

African Information Centre and the library will be closed in the usual opening hours from 1 July to 19 August due to the holiday season in Czech Republic. However, if you wish to visit us within this period or borrow/return books, you are welcome to do so. Just send an e-mail to to agree with our staff on the date and time.

Thank you for your understanding!

Lumumba / Film screening

29/06/11, 18:45, African Information Centre

It is now 50 years since the first democratically elected Prime Minister of then Congo-Kinshasa was assassinated, which is by many Africans and non-Africans considered as an act against progressive leadership and development in Afrika. 30 June is also the 51st independence anniversary of now Democractic Republic of Congo.

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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.

Read more hereMore

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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