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I feel deeply honored and privileged to have been asked to deliver the Keynote Address for this 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Chair in Humanities Symposium—Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus. I wish to thank Professor Julius Amin, the Alumni Chair in Humanities for inviting me, and Heidi Hass for making all the arrangements.
As I contemplate the challenge before me, I have decided to approach it from a very personal space: to speak to, with the aim of making sense of, my journey into awareness, African awareness—an awareness that materialized out of my desire to decolonize knowledge on, and about, Africa and African women; and how I have transmitted that awareness into my teaching about Global Africa on two American college campuses — the College of William and Mary and now Michigan State University. It is an awareness that developed and found expression at another American college campus: namely, the University of California Los Angeles, the institution from which I earned my master’s and PhD degrees.
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Achebe, Nwando, "Making Sense of Global Awareness on American College Campuses: Women’s History in the African Tradition" (2019). Proceedings: 2019 Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus. 4.