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Esmeralda Kale on the Herskovits Library of African Studies

November 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm CST

Sponsored by The Caxton Club

Maybe you’ve read The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu. Or recall an article by David Easterbrook in the Caxtonian about a superb collection of stunning and important manuscripts and other materials devoted to African Studies. Both book and journal would have pointed you toward the exceptional resources at Northwestern University’s Melville J. Herskovits Library, which includes remarkable manuscripts, books in African languages, photographs, ephemera, art objects, and much more. The collection is known and admired throughout the world. And you’re invited for a special one-of-a-kind look behind the scenes.

Your guide will be curator Esmeralda Kale, who has studied, lectured, researched, and written in the UAE, South Africa, Swaziland, England, and in the States at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore. She’ll reveal a range of materials to illustrate the rich history of poetry, medicine, calligraphy, theology, politics, literature and more, all emanating from Africa.

Set your compass for Northwestern and register today.

Zoom begins at 12:00 PM CT/1:00 PM ET.

Preregistration required via website. Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

REGISTER HERE: https://caxtonclub.org/event-5453341