‘African Weeks’ held at TUFS

January 24, 2018

From Monday the 4th to Friday the 22nd of December, ‘African Weeks 2017’, a project planned by African Studies majors of the School of International and Area Studies and TUFS-authorized student circle FemmeCafé, was held at TUFS.

During this period, five projects were held with a focus on ‘the normal lifestyle of the average African.’
At the ‘Africa through Picture Books’ exhibition, picture books from all over Africa were put on display, and readings of these were held for children.
At the Rwandan Coffee and African Goods Store, high quality Rwandan coffee was available to try, and rare items that students and teachers brought back from Africa were on sale.
At the African Bricolage Photograph Exhibition, photos of DIY creations (bricolage) that decorate everyday African life, and photos of the people and things that students and teachers came across during their time in Africa were on display.
TUFS Cinema held a screening of the Ethiopian Film, ‘TEZA’, which was followed by a commentary from Sophia University associate professor Dr. Momoka Maki.
As for African music and international student-related events, a Djembe (traditional African drums) performance and workshop was held by the Tama Art University Djembe & Ethnic Instruments Club, and a dinner party was held for international students. The ‘African Weeks’ project attracted and appealed to many people, and was successful in promoting the culture and society of the African region.

The African picture book exhibition and reading

A lecture on African bricolage

African Music Event & International Students Social

Selling Rwandan Coffee

Screening of ‘TEZA’