Illustrating Africa | Encounters with Graphic Novelist Marguerite Abouet

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French-Ivorian graphic novelist Marguerite Abouet reflects on the success of her critically acclaimed graphic novel series, “Aya of Yop City”, and the role of the visual arts in African self-representation. Abouet’s graphic novel series, “Aya of Yop City” (2005), follows … Read More

Singing Africa | Ibeyi in Concert at the Variety Playhouse

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Franco-Cuban duo Ibeyi will perform at the Variety Playhouse on October 30th as part of their North American tour. The daughters of venerated Cuban percussionist Miguel “Angà” Diaz, Franco-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz have gained international acclaim in their … Read More

Education Series: Teaching students about humanitarian work in the francophone world

  Atlanta is home to a number of international NGOs and humanitarian organizations that do work among the world’s francophone regions, which account for more than 220 million people. Representatives from organizations such as the Peace Corps and Carter Center present how they … Read More