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Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch, ‘Fashioning Cultural Policy and Transnational Projects in Post-Independent Ghana: The Case of the Arts Council of Ghana’

January 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch is an associate professor of African history at Dartmouth. This paper explores the development of cultural organizations in Ghana’s post-independence era. It highlights the ways in which civil society organizations in the cultural realm– such as the Arts Council of Ghana–became alternative sites for Ghanaians to envision the development of the nation’s cultural and intellectual life, while engaging with international bodies through shared cultural projects despite the volatile political and economic climate of the 1960s-1980s. Sackeyfio-Lenoch utilizes previously unused archival records to trace the development of cultural projects and the goals of the Arts Council of Ghana during the transformative era of post-independence Africa.

This talk is part of the Jama series sponsored by the Carolina Seminar in African Ecology and Social Processes. The Jama is open to all area faculty and graduate students in any discipline. This event is free.

Please Contact: Stacey Sewall for more information.


January 6, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States


African Studies Center
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