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Dance, Manhood and Warfare Amongst the Acholi People of Northern Uganda

(The following is a repost from the Insights: Work at the John W. Kluge Center, written by Lucy Taylor, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Leeds and a 2015-2016 British Research Council Fellow at The John W. Kluge Center.) The Library of Congress holds some of the richest material in the world concerning African dance. […]

Beyond Carnival, Samba, and Soccer: Brazilian Fiction at the Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Marília Costa, Researcher in the Hispanic Reading Room, and Talía Guzmán-González, Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Division.) You are probably familiar with the postcard images of Brazilian beaches, the country’s soccer stars, and samba music. Now it’s time to get to know the contemporary literature of one of Latin […]

Africana Treasures in the Library of Congress: African Political Ephemera

(The following is a post by Angel Batiste, Area Specialist, African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) A hidden treasure in the Africana Collections of the Library of Congress is a vast repository of well over 35,000 items of an ephemeral nature relating to ‘post’ independence era political developments in the 54 nations of sub-Saharan […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 11/11/2016

Monday, November 14, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. (ET) Book Talk: The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey, featuring Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt Laila El-Haddad, co-author of “The Gaza Kitchen,” is an award-winning Palestinian writer, activist, and public speaker. She was the Gaza correspondent for Al Jazeera English website and a regular contributor to […]

Atuagagdliutit: The First Inuit Newspaper Published in Greenland (Kalâtdlit-Nunât)

(The following is a post by Taru Spiegel, Area Specialist, European Division.) Among the many fascinating items found in the Library of Congress collections is a volume consisting of the first 45 issues of Atuagagdliutit, the Inuit-language (Kala╠étdlisut) newspaper from the years 1861 to 1864. Published in Greenland under difficult conditions where paper occasionally froze […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 11/4/2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 11 a.m. (ET) Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. – noon. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification […]

Country in the News: Thailand

(The following is a post by Hong Ta-Moore, Reference Librarian for Southeast Asia Collection, Asian Division.) On October 13, 2016, the United States joined the Kingdom of Thailand in paying homage to the passing of their longest-reigning monarch, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). His Majesty passed away at the Siriraj Hospital in the […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 10/28/2016

Friday, November 4, 2016, noon (Newly Added!) Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Shenaz Patel The Poetry and Literature Center and the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress present Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Shenaz Patel. Mauritian writer Shenaz Patel will read selections of her work and participate in a […]