Self-paced
Building Intimate Communities
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Course summary

This 3-week online study, curated and taught by Ivorian literary curator, Keren Lasme, is a multi-dimensional exploration of African indigenous philosophies on intimacy, kinship and community. Centring the work of Burkinabé author, Sobonfu Somé as our primary text, learners will be immersed into West African Dagara philosophy, belief systems and frame of being. From teachings on conflict resolution to intergenerational relationships, you will be introduced to ancestral ways of seeing, apprehending and cultivating intimacy with life, spirit, the self and our community, human and non-human.

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What to expect

  • Map out our existing or non-existing relationship with African literatures.
  • Broaden our understanding of intimacy, kinship and community from an African indigenous perspective.
  • Understand and envision new myths about African spirituality
  • Learn about ancestor Sobonfu Somé and the Dagara people of West Africa.
  • Co-design poetic approaches to conflict resolution.

Self-paced video lessons with accompanying reflection questions and resources.

  • 5 lessons
  • Curated readings and resources
  • Community discussion space
  • Video and audio, and supporting transcriptions

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Meet our instructors

Keren Lasme
Literary Curator
Interdisciplinary artist, writer, and literary curator. With a foundation in African Studies from SOAS University of London, Keren merges mythopoetic identity with the transformative power of reading. She envisions learning spaces as portals to freedom, healing, and societal reimagination, intertwining education, care politics, and African literature as praxis..
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