Wed, Oct 28, 2015: Crisis in the Desert: Who Rules the Sahara?

Please join us for a free public lecture on Wednesday October 28th from 7-9pm in Room UC 144 of University College ( 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7 ) at the University of Toronto’s St George campus:

Crisis in the Desert: Who Rules the Sahara?


Martin Klein

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Martin Klein is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Toronto, where he taught African history for 29 years. He is an ex-president of the African Studies Association (US) and the Canadian Association of African Studies. He has written extensively on slavery and the slave trade in Africa, focusing on the Western Sudan. His book, Slavery and Colonial Rule in French West Africa (Cambridge, 1998), was an honourable mention in the competition for the ASA’s Herskovits Prize, and in 2002, he was given the ASA’s Distinguished Africanist Award. He is the editor, among other works, of Women and Slavery in Africa (with Claire Robertson, Wisconsin 1983), of Breaking the Chains: Slavery, Bondage and Emancipation is Modern Asia and Africa (Wisconsin, 1993), and of Colonial Rule in Africa (with Suzanne Miers, Cass, 1999). He has also been a long-time political activist concerned largely with peace and human rights issues.

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