Welcome to the Center for African Studies

The Center for African Studies (CfAS) at Howard University is a Title VI National Resource Center and a campus-wide hub that supports and enhances Africa-related teaching and research.

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Go to Professional Development Page and watch the recordings

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Watch the video of the Caravans of Gold Workshop

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See the winners on the Africa Access Website

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Looking for funding for African language study?

Apply for a Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship! Choose from Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu.

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Hip Hop in Africa Online Course

The Hip Hop in Africa online course was created by Dr. Msia Clark to help educators learn about, and introduce students to contemporary African culture, using the lens of hip hop. Hip hop is a major cultural force throughout urban Africa, and the music is a great tool for understanding the social issues and cultural environments impacting African youth today. Through hip hop culture, African artists provide rich and diverse narratives of contemporary Africa. This course is designed to accommodate various levels of familiarity with Africa, and provides access to content at various levels of difficulty. 

Find out more about the Hip Hop in Africa online course

Featured Article

Trans-Atlantic Memories: Senegal’s Hip-Hop Griots and the Black Radical Tradition

By Kimberly Monroe In this essay, Kimberly Monroe, assistant professor of global affairs at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. Read the Article