Category Archives: Education


Chinua Achebe: A Poet of Global Encounters

APRIL 5, 2013 BY JESSE WEAVER SHIPLEY The first time I met Chinua Achebe I had just started teaching at Bard College, where I had been hired as Director of Africana Studies….

African Leadership Network: Why We Launched The African Leadership Academy

By ALN | Published: JULY 20, 2012 My colleagues and I were inspired to start ALA because we were tired of complaining about the state of affairs in Africa and not doing anything about…

African Leadership Network: Lifting Africa Up By Empowering Its Youth

By ALN | Published: AUGUST 13, 2012 Finding opportunities for young people is a critical challenge for Africa, where 62 percent of the population—more than 600 million young people—is below the age of 25….