Augustus Casely-Hayford

"Augustus Casely-Hayford is the director of the National Museum of African Art, an author, and broadcaster on African history and culture. He is a research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London and a member of its Centre of African Studies Council. He sits on the Board of the Caine Prize for African literature, and presented two television series examining the pre-colonial history of Africa for British television.

Born in London, and of Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean descent, Casely-Hayford was educated at SOAS, where he received his doctorate in African history and was later awarded an honorary fellowship. As Director of Africa 05, he organized the largest African arts season in Britain with more than 150 venues hosting 1,000 events. "

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