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the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars now has a YouTube channel! Please click on the title above to learn more about membership and the current graduate student contest.

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Dr. Hilary Jones was recently awarded the U.S. Scholar Fulbright Award for the Africa Regional Research Program in Senegal. The award will allow her to conduct fieldwork in Senegal for her book manuscript, “From Senegal to the French Antilles: West Africa and the Making of the French Atlantic World.” This was in addition to the two prestigious Fellowships she received in the spring. Please click for more information.

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Dr. Danielle Clealand's book The Power of Race in Cuba: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness During the Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2017) has won another award! The book recently earned The W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.

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The Gambian American Foundation (GAF) is looking for the donation of new or gently used hardback and paperback books, from levels K-12 and beyond. We are looking for all kinds of child, adolescent, and adult fiction and non-fiction books. Please, kindly drop your book donations at the African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), Labor Center, third floor. For Further details, please e-mail Mariama Jaiteh at

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AADS is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our graduate programs for the 2020-2021 academic year! We offer a variety of graduate programs that are flexible and unique in their own ways. There are funding opportunities available.

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