Hausa instructor Ruth Ibbi with her students at our 2016 festival
Graduate students in African 925: Literary Ethnography
Faculty pose with filmmaker Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Students at the Fall 2012 Symposium on Teaching African Languages
Professor Emeritus Harold Scheub Teaching the Storyteller
The mission of the Department of African Languages and Literature is to provide research and teaching in the languages and expressive cultures of Africa and Africans around the world. This includes work on both graduate and undergraduate levels, and emphasizes the development and application of analytical, linguistic, and methodological tools that will enable students to work effectively and imaginatively across regions, languages, cultural forms, methodologies, and disciplines.