Monthly Archives: October 2017

Event: African Writers, Readers and Historians Gather in London to Remember Makerere.

The University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) hosted this week a conference commemorating “an event in 1962 that is said to have partly defined ‘modern’ African literary awareness.” Read more from Africa in Words here: Event: African Writers, Readers and Historians Gather in London to Remember Makerere. Advertisements

Battle of King Takla Haymant of Gojjam against the Dervishes

This stunning Ethiopian mural portrays the Battle of King Takla Haymanot of Gojjam against the Dervishes. Painted on cloth in 1881, it’s now located at the Harn Museum of Art and the image here is available in the Public domain. It’s also featured on the dust jacket of a book recently acquired for our collections: Takla […]