Berkeley/Stanford African Studies Newsletter, Winter 1996-97

Berkeley/Stanford African Studies Newsletter, Winter 1996-97



WINTER 1996-97


Carl G. Rosberg

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Carl G. Rosberg on October 3, 1996 following a long series of illnesses. He was 73 years old. Carl Rosberg is remembered by many Africanists at Berkeley and elsewhere as a pioneer in the study of African politics in the United States. He was particularly critical in establishing and maintaining African Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, and he led the Center for African Studies at Berkeley for many years. On the Berkeley faculty since 1958, Rosberg was also the director of the Institute of International Studies, 1973-89; and the Chair of the Department of Political Science, 1969-74. He also held positions at three African universities (Makerere, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam) over the course of his career. He retired in 1991.

Born in 1923 in Oakland, he served in the US Army Air Force as a navigator during World War II. He was shot down over Romania in 1944 and was a prisoner of war until liberated by Russian troops in 1945. He went on to earn his doctorate at Oxford University in 1954. In subsequent years at UC Berkeley, Rosberg played a key role in organizing scholarly exchanges with the former U.S.S.R and China, then virtually closed to the world<:r'>s academic community. As Director of IIS, he instituted undergraduate majors in political economy and development studies and established a graduate fellowship program in international and comparative studies. Especially important to him was the Nairobi exchange program, facilitating student exchanges between Berkeley and Kenya.

Rosberg had a tremendous impact as a teacher and as a mentor of graduate students, particularly African students. His relationship with students was marked by a genuine concern for their careers and welfare, and he worked diligently to find support or solve problems for them. He also co-authored articles and books with students and former students, further promoting their careers. Many of those whom he taught and encouraged over the years assumed leadership roles in African studies at major universities around the world.

In addition to the heavy administrative responsibilities he undertook during his tenure at Berkeley, Carl Rosberg continued to publish scholarly works, many of which are standards in the field such as The Myth of <:l'>Mau Mau<:r'>: Nationalism in Kenya (1966) co-authored with John Nottingham, and Personal Rule in Black Africa: Prince, Autocrat, Prophet, Tyrant (1982) co-authored with Robert Jackson.

On November 22, 1996, the Department of Political Science, chaired by Robert Price, a student of Carl<:r'>s, hosted a memorial service for him. At the service, the depth of gratitude for his various contributions and for the manner in which he conducted his work was keenly expressed. We will all miss his direct and caring style.

To honor the memory of Carl G. Rosberg, the Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, the Dean of International and Area Studies, and the Director of the Institute of International Studies are establishing the Rosberg Scholar Award at the Institute of International Studies. Undergraduate and graduate students will be eligible for the award, which will support research and study travel to Africa. To contribute to the fund, please send checks made out to the UC Regents-Rosberg Memorial Fund, Institute of International Studies, 215 Moses Hall #2308, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2308. Contributions are tax-deductible.



The Berkeley-Stanford Joint Center for African Studies welcomed some 1500 ASA members to San Francisco to the 39th annual meeting of the African Studies Association. Working on behalf of the Center, our Local Arrangements Committee first met in December, 1994. Since that time the Committee<:r'>s twenty-one members from eight Bay Area colleges and universities worked collegially not only to provide a hospitable and enlivening conference environment, but also to heighten the awareness of Africa throughout the Bay Area.

Contributions by Committee members were rich and varied. Cornelius Moore of California Newsreel arranged superb video offerings. Tetteh Kofi of the University of San Francisco raised funds, assisted the Electronic Technology Group with Internet access, offered hospitality to visitors, and chaired an outstanding panel entitled "The Challenge of Corruption and Underdevelopment in Africa." Richard Roberts and Louise Fortmann offered administrative support, encouragement, and advice. Stephen Small of Berkeley's African American Studies Department helped to arrange funding and encouraged volunteers who worked very effectively during the conference. Jean Libby also recruited volunteers and helped to make the Teachers<:r'> Workshop a success. Jacques Hymans of San Francisco State University wrote the excellent restaurant guide distributed to all, and participated on a panel at the Teachers<:r'> Workshop. Charles Geschekter of Chico State University also participated in the Teachers<:r'> Workshop, as did Austin Ahanotu. In addition, Austin arranged a wonderful evening of African dance, cuisine, and live music hosted by the Mbieri People<:r'>s Association.

We trust that Karen Fung<:r'>s Local Arrangements web page provided you with the information you needed to successfully plan your Conference attendance. David Eaton, coordinator of student volunteers, received accolades for the effective support he and his students lent to many aspects of conference programming. Monica McCormick, African editor of UC Press, gathered and edited the travel information which helped ease the path of so many to the Hyatt. Walter Turner, whose weekly KPFA radio program, Africa Today, has featured our conference, arranged extensive press coverage for conference events and programs. Through his very able work aided by press people at Global Exchange, shows appeared on KPFA, KQED, several cable television stations, and in a number of newspapers. Ernie Vallenzuela helped arrange a proclamation from San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.

Cultural programming included many museum, gallery, and library exhibitions. The Berkeley Art Museum featured the exhibition: An Eternity of Forest: Paintings by Mbuti Women from the Ituri Forest of Zaire. The Hearst Museum of Anthropology on the Berkeley campus mounted a display of containers from their African Collections. In addition the Hearst and the Berkeley Art Museums hosted a reception for some 200 ASA members as well as members of the Council for Museum Anthropology. The M.H. De Young Memorial Museum mounted an exhibition featuring the Michael Heide Collection of African Art. Galleries offering special shows included the James Willis and Jernigan-Wicker Fine Arts galleries. Judith Bettelheim of San Francisco State University helped to coordinate many aspects of the arts programming.

Special thanks go to the Center for the Study of Theatre Arts on the Berkeley campus, which created performances of Ted Shine<:r'>s one-act play Herbert III and the Market Scene from Death of the King<:r'>s Horsemen. We particularly thank Margaret Wilkerson, Director of the Center and Remi Omodele, who directed these diasporan plays for our group. Regina Kammer, a local librarian, and Amy Holloway of the San Francisco Public Library mounted African Words and Culture: An Exhibit of African Books, and Artifacts from the African Outlet. Local poet Adam David Miller arranged two evenings of diasporan literary readings by acclaimed Zimbabwean novelist Shimmer Chinodya, Malawian poet Sam Mchombo, and local poets Opal Palmer Adisa and Reginald Lockett. Also offered was a stirring performance by the outstanding choir, Vukani Mawethu, which plans a trip to South Africa to share its music with those who inspired its creation. Simon Bockie helped review the conference theme and provided critical logistical support. Henri-Pierre Koubaka from Senegal, the Bay Area's foremost disc jockey, hosted a dance reception featuring African music.

We acknowledge the generous assistance from the University of California, Berkeley, of Carol Crist, Vice Chancellor, and Percy Hintzen, Chair of the Department of African American Studies; from Stanford University of Stephen Haber, Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences, and Walter Falcon, Director of the Institute for International Studies; and from the University of San Francisco of Stanley Nel, Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Thanks to each member of the Local Arrangements Committee for effective and harmonious work. In effect, we helped make it possible for 1500 kindred spirits to come together to celebrate African people and culture and Africanist scholarship.

Phyllis B. Bischof, Martha Saavedra , Co-Chairs, San Francisco Arrangements Committee


Berkeley Biostatistics Grad Sponsors Guinean School

Gisele Kamanou, raised in a Cameroonian household that stressed the importance of education at an early age received a B S degree, in Yaounde, where she was one of only a few young women in the sciences. She later earned an MA degree in Applied Mathematics at the Université de Paris IV-Dauphine, as well as a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Organizational Sciences, with a major in Computer Science. She worked at the U.N. in New York for six years as a statistician and systems analyst, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Biostatistics at UC Berkeley. Her career goal is to address social and economic concerns of the world's policymakers through scientific analysis using statistical techniques.

As a busy graduate student, Gisele Kamanou, nonetheless, continues to walk the walk of one deeply dedicated to the education of African children. Thus she is working single-handedly to raise money for the Kouroula Primary School in Dinguiraye, Guinea, a community a considerable distance from her own Cameroonian village. She believes the need for three classrooms projected in this new school to be crucial. In September 1995, fully 80 children aged 3 to 6 were sent back home because there was not room enough to accommodate them in the small school. In this village, only half of the 500 school-aged children can attend school in the existing building because of its size. The new school is partially constructed, with exterior construction complete. The total interior floor space is 224 square meters, which will be divided into three classrooms, each accommodating 60 students.

Financing of $15,000 has already been raised, with $5,500 generously given by the <:l">1% for Development Fund<:r"> created by United Nations employees. The rest was financed chiefly by Kamanou<:r'>s personal savings and donations from various individuals. The total amount of money needed to complete and equip the school is estimated at $5000 ($3000 for furniture and $2000 to finish remaining construction). Kamanou is asking the Northern California Africanist community for its assistance and advice in raising this last amount of funding to finish the interior of the building, including flooring and paint. In addition, these new classrooms need to be equipped with desks and chalkboards. Can you help her?

Please respond to Gisele Kamanou, Department of Statistics, 367 Evans Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-3860. Her telephone number is 510-649-7718. She will be in West Africa during the semester break, and will visit the new Primary School in Kouroula -Dinguiraye, Guinea from 3 to 15 January. During this trip, she plans to start work on yet another building!

Phyllis B. Bischof, Librarian for African and African American Collections, University of California, Berkeley


South Africa: Contested Transitions Undergraduate Summer Institute August 1996

Responding to a challenge invitation from the Ford Foundation, the Stanford-UC Berkeley Joint Center for African Studies proposed a series of activities to develop and enrich African Studies into the next century. Within that framework, Stanford organized an institute during the summer of 1996 designed to encourage students to pursue graduate study and careers focused on Africa. The topical orientation, South Africa: Contested Transitions, provided an integrating focus. Directed by Joel Samoff, Consulting Professor at Stanford's Center for African Studies, the core staff also included Program Assistant, Elizabeth Tunstall, and Language Assistant, Thembile Mtwa.

The 15 institute participants came from California State University (Humboldt, San Francisco, San Jose, Stanislaus), the University of California (Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz), the University of San Francisco, Dartmouth, and Stanford. Half were between their junior and senior years. Most were History, International Relations, and Political Science majors; other specializations included Afro-American Studies, Art History, and Italian.

Acutely conscious of the limited time available, the institute employed an immersion strategy. Beginning the evening of their arrival, students had videos, presentations, seminars, workshops, and language instruction from early morning through most evenings. Included in that packed two week program were 14 presentations by faculty, staff, and visitors from Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz, 2 videotaped discussions with South African colleagues, 6 other videos, daily Xhosa language instruction, daily topical seminars, and special sessions with Africanist graduate students and with participants in the Minority Research Exchange Program. The presentations focused on resources for studying South Africa (Karen Fung), general overview of conflict and transition (Joel Samoff), history (Richard Roberts, George Fredrickson, Tabitha Kanogo), politics (Robert Price, Vincent Maphai and Joel Samoff [on video], David Abernethy, Isebill Gruhn), race and gender (Carolyn Martin Shaw, video discussion), medicine and health policy (David Katzenstein), telecommunications (Bruce Lusignan), education (Joel Samoff), and law (Annie Mbote). The videos ranged from historical overview (Generations of Resistance) to contemporary life and conflict (True Jit, In a Time of Violence) to a juxtaposition of commercial and documentary images and interpretations (The Gods Must Be Crazy, !Nia, and Holding Our Ground, with a critical discussion led by James L. Gibbs Jr.). Students were also expected to develop their familiarity with library and electronic resources on Africa and to undertake brief individual projects on selected topics, which they presented during the final sessions.

Since the institute<:r'>s principal goals of developing and encouraging a longer term interest in Africa are directed well into the future, a definitive evaluation is premature. One useful measure of the institute<:r'>s achievements is the individual projects, which reflected careful thought, imagination, and resourcefulness. Another measure is the institute participants<:r'> own evaluations. While many had critiques of particular presentations or sessions and other suggestions for improvement, overall students wrote positively of their experience. Most reported that it had contributed substantially to their understanding of South Africa and Africa more generally, that it had greatly extended their familiarity with resources for the study of Africa, and that they were likely to draw in the future on their work during the institute. Several have already written (one from Africa) to report on follow-up activities they have begun or are planning and to request information and assistance in applying to graduate programs. Several also attended the recent African Studies Association conference in San Francisco. The African Studies Center will support other Africa-related initiatives by institute participants, including a session at the 1997 Joint Center Conference. Joel Samoff, Consulting Professor Center for African Studies, Stanford University


Spring 1997 UC Berkeley Courses Related to African Studies THIS SCHEDULE IS BASED ON THE PUBLISHED SPRING SCHEDULE. CHECK WITH DEPARTMENTS FOR CHANGES. Please consult course schedules, catalogs, and individual departments for more information on these courses. Other courses with African content are also being offered, please check with CAS.

Course # / Course Title / Instructor / Time / Location AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES 04B Africa: History and Culture (Modern) Gamal MW 12-2pm 3108 Etcheverry 160 African Literatures Clark MW 10-12pm 130 Wheeler 161 African Theater Clark MW 2-4pm 9 Evans

DUTCH STUDIES/AFRIKAANS 150 Afrikaans after Apartheid: Language and culture in conflict in South Africa Van Deusen-Scholl TuTh 3:30-5pm 225 Birge

GEOGRAPHY 165 Africa Freidberg MW 4-5:30pm 141 Giannini

HISTORY 10 African History McClendon TuTh 3:30-5pm 166 Barrows 101 Law and Politics in Africa McClendon TuTh 10-12pm 144 Barrows 103 Frontiers and Identities: Rethinking South African History McClendon W 12-2pm 206 Wheeler

LINGUISTICS 1B Elementary Swahili Mchombo MTuWTh 3-4pm 35 Evans 2A-B Elementary Language Tutorial (must request language one semester in advance) Mchombo TBA TBA

MUSIC 148 African Music Ensemble Wilson TuTh 9:30-11am 125 Morrison

POLITICAL SCIENCE 146A African Politics in Comparative Perspective Galvan TuTh 9:30-11am 74 Barrows 246 African Politics Leonard M 4-6pm 791 Barrows

Winter 1996-97 Stanford Courses Related to African Studies THIS SCHEDULE IS BASED ON THE PUBLISHED WINTER SCHEDULE. CHECK WITH DEPARTMENTS FOR CHANGES.Please consult course schedules, catalogs, and individual departments for more information on these courses.

Course # / Course Title / Instructor / Time / Location

HISTORY 247 African Identity in a Changing World Roberts T 3:15-5:05pm Bldg. 200/Rm. 124 248 Colonial States & Society in Africa Roberts Th 3:15-5:05pm Bldg. 200/Rm. 124

POLITICAL SCIENCE 25 Colonialism & Nationalism in the Third World Abernethy MTWTh 10-10:50am Bldg. 160/Rm. 163B

SPECIAL LANGUAGES 103 Intermediate Hausa Staff TBA TBA 106 Beginning Swahili Mugane MTWTh 12:15-1:05 Bldg. 420/Rm. 48 107 Intermediate Swahili Mugane W 1:15-2:05 Bldg. 60/Rm. 61C F 12-2:05 Bldg. 380/Rm. 380B 108 Advanced Swahili Mugane TBA TBA 113 Intermediate Wolof Ndiaye TTh 12:15-1:45 FR 414


UCB Spring Schedule of Events The schedule is not yet complete. Please call the Center for details. If no one answers, press 2 and # to hear an updated schedule of events.

January 27: topic TBA, Binaifer Nowrojee, Counsel for Human Rights Watch, Africa. Ms Nowrojee has written on state-sponsored ethnic violence in Kenya and violence against women in South Africa.

Mid-March: Constructions of Human Rights Journalisms in Africa:The Case of Alternative News Agencies. Brian Murphy, active journalist in Africa, also an editor of Gramsci<:r'>s Notebooks.

April 10-12: Dispatches from the Killing Fields. A conference addressing the issue of mass violence with specific focus on the situation in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. The conference will be sponsored by the Human Rights Center of the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Contact the Center for more information: 510-642-0965.


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) are part of the Title VI grant from the US Department of Education. The fellowships support graduate students engaged in language study and area studies. The Joint Center will be offering FLAS fellowships to graduate students for the Summer of 1997 for the study of African languages. Non-Berkeley or non-Stanford graduate students may apply. Applications for studying Chichewa at the UCLA Cooperative Institute are especially encouraged. The Berkeley deadline is February 10, 1997. For applications contact Michelle Bullock, FLAS, 318 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-5900, tel (510) 642 0672, fax (510) 642 6366, mbullock@uclink2.berkeley. edu.

Contingent upon receiving further Title VI funding from the US Department of Education, the Joint Center will also offer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships to graduate students enrolled at Berkeley and Stanford for the 1997-98 Academic Year. The Berkeley deadline for applications is February 21, 1997. Contact Michelle Bullock (address above) for applications and more information. The Stanford deadline is January 20, 1997. Contact Christine de Chutkowski, Center for African Studies, Littlefield # 14, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013; 415-723-0295. US citizenship is required for these awards. Please contact the Joint Center in advance to discuss the language you are interested in studying. We are able to accommodate requests for many different African languages, but are unable to provide instruction in all.


Student/Alumni Notes:

During the 1995-96 academic year, the following doctoral dissertations with relevance to African Studies were filed at the University of California, Berkeley.

Roddie Lloyd Cole, City & Regional Planning, Government Policy or Household Choice: What Drives Housing Outcomes in The Gambia?

Gregorio Domingos Firmino, Anthropology, Revisiting the <:l">Language Question<:r"> in Post-Colonial Africa: The Case of Portuguese and Indigenous Languages in Mozambique

Susanne Elizabeth Freidberg, Geography, Making a Living: A Social History of Market-Garden Work in the Regional Economy of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Algenard Anthony Johnson, Anthropology, The Emperor<:r'>s Clothes: Assessing Value and Affixing Price in the African Art Market

Joyce Thambole Mogatse Mathangwane, Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology of Ikalanga: A diachronic and synchronic study

William Connell McFarland, Epidemiology, The Epidemiology and Prevention of Transfusion<:^P>associated Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Zimbabwe: The Case of Risk Factor Deferral

Marcellina Ada Ogbu, Public Health, Girl to Woman in a Changing African Society: The Impact of Modernization and Development on Sexual Socialization of Adolescents

Richard Arthur Serrano, Comparative Literature, Berbers, Buddhists and Bibelots: Appropriation of Alien Traditions by French, Chinese, Arab, and Francophone Poets

During the 1995-96 academic year, the following doctoral dissertations with relevance to African Studies were filed at Stanford University.

Ihron Lester Rensburg, School of Education, Politics, International Aid and Collective Identity. Social Movement Organizations and Transitions to Democracy.

Donald Shearer Moore, Anthropology, Contesting Terrain in Zimbabwe's Eastern Highlands: The Cultural Politics of Place, Identity, and Resource Struggles.

Florence Bih Shu, Law, Corporate Governance in Quasi Public Corporations: A New Perspective in Cameroon. ********************************************************************

Cooperative African Language Summer Institute to be held at UCLA

The 5th Annual Cooperative African Language Summer Institute will be held at UCLA from June 23-August 5, 1997. Chichewa I, Hausa II, seTswana I, Swahili I, Tigrinya I, Yoruba, and Zulu II will almost certainly be offered. Exact costs are as yet unknown but will probably be about $1500. Registration will be through UCLA Summer Sessions. The Summer Sessions catalog will be available in March 1997, and registrations will be accepted up to the time classes start (June 23). The Summer Sessions catalog contains a registration form and information on summer housing and student services. Catalogs can be obtained through UCLA Summer Sessions, Box 951418, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1418. Financial aid for graduate students in the form of FLAS fellowships will be available.

The Joint Center will be sponsoring the Chichewa course taught by Sam Mchombo. In addition to UCLA and the Joint Center, the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Boston University are also sponsoring courses at UCLA this summer. For more information visit the web site created by the director of this year's Cooperative Institute, Russell Schuh. The address is:


Andrew & Mary Thompson Rocca Scholarship & the Emeka Kalu Ezera Fellowship in African Studies for UCB Students

The Berkeley Center for African Studies announces the annual competition for the Rocca Scholarship and the Ezera Fellowship. Helen Rocca Goss established the Rocca scholarship in memory of her parents, Andrew and Mary Thompson Rocca. The scholarship aids advanced graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley who concentrate in African Studies. The scholarship has been typically used to supplement field research needs.

The Ezera Fellowship was established to honor Emeka Kalu Ezera, a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, who was killed in 1990 in an automobile accident while traveling in Nigeria. The fellowship gives priority to graduate students from Africa, now at Berkeley, who show exceptional promise of advancing scholarship in African Studies in the social sciences, humanities, and public policy and who demonstrate strong leadership potential.

Applications are available from the Berkeley Center for African Studies office in 356 Stephens Hall. The deadline is Friday March 21, 1997. Awards will be announced in mid-May.


CALL FOR PAPERS / April 26, 1996

Identities in Africa: Cultures, Politics, Changes

The Joint Center announces its annual spring conference to be held Saturday, April 26 on the Stanford University campus. The theme this year will be <:l">Identities in Africa: Cultures, Politics, Changes.<:r"> Africa has been the site of dramatic changes in history, politics and cultures. Africans experience these changes in many ways, including ways in which Africans define themselves and their communities. New forms of community and association and competition over scarce resources often generates new identities or sharpens existing ones. Such competition often results in conflicts over who claims what from whom. This conference seeks interdisciplinary approaches to interpreting changing identities in Africa. Papers dealing with all aspects of the theme are welcome as are papers more generally relating to African Studies. To be considered for inclusion in the program, please send a one page abstract to:

Center for African Studies Spring Conference Littlefield Center, #14 Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-5013

Please note: The conference is free and open to the public. All participants are responsible for their own transportation, food, and lodging.


Simon Bockie (Librarian, UC Berkeley) is trying to collect books in all fields, in any language, to donate to the library at the newly founded University of Kimpese in Lower Zaire. The University, having just opened, is in great need of all kinds of supporting materials. If anyone also happens to know how to obtain donations of computer equipment, he would appreciate hearing from you. Please address responses to: Simon Bockie, 223 GSSI, Main Library, UC Berkeley, 94720. Email:; FAX: (510)643-6650.


Stanford University Center for African Studies AFRICA TABLE -- Winter Quarter, 1996-97 Wednesday bag lunch discussion series Assembly Room, Bechtel Center, Noon to one p.m.

1/15 South Africa<:r'>s Truth & Reconciliation Commission: a video & discussion Vic & Barby Ulmer, Our Developing World.

1/22 NGOs: a New Fix or a New Problem for African Development? Isebill Gruhn, Professor, Dept of Political Science, UC Santa Cruz.

1/29 TBA

2/5 Environmental Issues in Nigeria: An Embassy Perspective. Bill Faries, graduate student, School of Earth Systems, Stanford University.

2/12 At Home with Apartheid: White Families, Domestic Workers, and the Racial Geographies of the White Suburban House, Johannesburg, 1960s-1980s Rebecca Ann Ginsburg, graduate student, School of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley.

2/19 Comparative Politics of AIDS in Equatorial Africa. David Eaton, graduate student, Dept. of Anthropology, UC Berkeley.

2/26 Whose Solomon & Sheba? Ethiopia<:r'>s National Epic: Music & Epical Issues.

Cynthia Kimberlin, Fulbright scholar.

3/5 TBA


Richard Roberts, Professor of History at Stanford has just published, Two Worlds of Cotton: A New Approach to the Social and Economic History of French West Africa. This book traces French efforts to establish a cotton export economy in a region where there was a thriving domestic handicraft textile industry. Despite major French efforts to make first Senegal and then the French Soudan into France's privileged sources of raw materials for its metropolitan mills, French policies failed. Explaining what French policies failed is central to this book. Conclusions drawn from this examination raise important questions about the fragility of European colonialism and the resiliency of logical processes of production and change.


Joint Center for African Studies This newsletter is produced three times a year by the Joint Berkeley-Stanford Center for African Studies. Upcoming issues will appear in April and August of 1997.

Submissions, announcements for the calendar of events, or names to add to the mailing list should be sent to:

Center for African Studies Littlefield Center, # 14 Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-5013 Tel. 415-723-0295 Email:

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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