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African Independence Film

A Cultural Cure for Post-Genocide Rwanda: Drumming and Ice Cream

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Corinna Clendenen

A long-standing tradition In Rwandan society prohibited women from touching the drums or even approaching the drummers. When asked why, men told her drums are too heavy for women to handle. To which she answered, 'Let's see how strong we are.'

From My Hometown

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

Me with Oakland International Film Festival Director David Roach Photo Credit Harp Home can mean many things and we all return home one way or anoth...

Revolution Through Communication

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 04.10.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

Violence is now used almost exclusively at the cost of everyday people's lives, and nothing revolutionary can come out of the intentional death of innocents. I recognized long ago that the time of communicative revolution is upon us.

The Premiere of My First Film on African Independence

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 01.31.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

I started teaching sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. I continue to appreciate the intellectual engagement that this profession affo...