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  • 2013 AnisfieldWolf Book Awards
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    2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    The 78th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards were presented to books that have “made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human…

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  • emOf Africaem
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    Of Africa

    Nigerian Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka talked about his book Of Africa, in which he explores the history of Africa and the challenges facing the continent Mr. Soyinka spoke at the…

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  • 2011 PEN Freedom to Write Lecture
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    2011 PEN Freedom to Write Lecture

    Nigerian author Wole Soyinka talked about censorship and “a writer’s purpose and responsibility in a climate of forced silence and intolerance.” The Sixth Annual Arthur Miller Freedom to…

    301 views
  • emYou Must Set Forth at Dawnem
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    You Must Set Forth at Dawn

    Wole Soyinka talked about his book You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir, published by Random House. Mr. Soyinka, a poet and playwright, was the first African to receive the Nobel Prize for…

    208 views
  • Writing and Politics
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    Writing and Politics

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  • Conference on Culture and Diplomacy
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    Conference on Culture and Diplomacy

    Following welcoming remarks, participants talked about the importance of art and culture and how it affects the process of globalization. Among the topics they addressed were the role of…

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  • Human Rights and Developing Nations
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    Human Rights and Developing Nations

    Former President Carter and other participants discussed ways to enforce the United Nations' Declaration on Human Rights. The Declaration is in its fiftieth year. They focused on human…

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  • World Civilization
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    World Civilization

    Academics, philosophers, authors and world leaders gathered to discuss the past and the future of world civilization. Former Chancellor Schmidt stressed that humans must remember that there are no rights…

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  • Ethnicity and Conflict Resolution
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    Ethnicity and Conflict Resolution

    Panelists discussed the ethnic conflicts in Africa and ways to address them. They also took questions from the audience. Ambassador Richardson and Mr. Ferella participated by telephone.…

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  • African Democracy and Governance
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    African Democracy and Governance

    Mr. Nyang spoke about democratic developments in Africa and the dangers of despotism in central Africa that threaten democratization in the region. He focused particularly on different…

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  • Reporting on Africa Opening
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    Reporting on Africa: Opening

    Mr. Soyinka opened a conference on the future of Africa and its journalistic coverage as part of a meeting on the subject. Mr. Soyinka discussed several threats to adequate news coverage…

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