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Language Learning: Xhosa

Finding Xhosa Culture in the Boston Area

Non-Profit Organizations:

South African Partners  A non-profit organization based in Boston, committed to fostering a partnership between the U.S. and South Africa to improve health, education and economic development. South Africa Partners regularly hosts special speakers and events in the Boston area to raise funds and awareness about various initiatives in South Africa.

 Educational Programs:

BU Center for Global Health & Development:  South Africa Country Program.

Study Abroad Opportunities in South Africa: a Listing

Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs at the Sanders Theater, Harvard University, on a fairly annual basis (usually Feb/March), see box office for details. 

Boston frequently hosts singers from South Africa. Below are some of them. Be sure to check their websites for possible tour schedules and dates: 

Johnny Clegg
Hugh Masekela
Vusi Mahlasela
​Soweto Gospel Choir
Drakensberg Boys Choir



Karoo Restaurant  South African restaurant, Eastham, MA.


Sadly, there are no other places in the Boston area to try out amaXhosa cuisine. However, you can always try to make some yourself! Here are some recipe books from our collection as well as links online! 


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Rachel Dwyer
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African Studies Library
6th floor,
Mugar Memorial Library
Mon-Fri 9am - 5 pm
Subjects: African Studies

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