UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
TUESDAY BULLETIN, SPRING NO. 8, MARCH 5, 1996 AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER, EAST LANSING, MI 48824-1035
Major subheadings: events, MSU announcements, other announcements, Africa-related courses at MSU, conferences, grants, fellowships, scholarships, jobs
March 7, Thursday, Spring Break - No African Studies Center Brown Bag this week.
March 14, Thursday, "Work, Leisure, and Institutions in Peasant Agriculture" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Dejene Aredo
(Faculty, Addis Ababa University, Visiting Scholar, MSU) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
March 15, Friday, "Yaaba" 90 minute film by Producer/Director Idrissa Ouedraogo. 1996 African Film Festival: African's Africa: Films by and about Africa, 7:00 p.m. in 128 Natural Science Building. Free. The public is invited. Discussion following the film. (See article in the MSU Announcements Section.)
March 21, Thursday, "H. F. Verwoerd as an Academic" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Roberta Miller (Director, CIESIN, Saginaw, Michigan), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
March 22, Friday, "Finzan," film produced and directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko. African Film Festival: African's Africa: Films by and about Africans, 7:00 p.m. in 128 Natural Science Building. Free and the public is invited. Discussion following the film.
March 28, Thursday, "Botswana and Its New Financial Policy" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Leapetswe Malete (Graduate Student, Physical Education, MSU) and Scholar Puso (Graduate Student,
Business Administration, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
April 4, Thursday, "Repatriation of Eritrean Refugees from the Sudan" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Hagos Kafil (Business Consultant, Kalamazoo, Michigan), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
A 1996 African Film Festival, African's Africa: Films by and about Africans, is being held at MSU. Sponsored by the African Studies Center, TODAY (Training of Disadvantaged African Youth) International, the Association of African Women, and Women in International Development (WID), four films produced and directed by Africans will be shown on the MSU campus beginning Friday, March 15. All shows will be shown at 7:00 p.m. in 128 Natural Science Building. There will be a discussion after each film, with the discussants to be from the MSU Africanist faculty and citizens of respective countries. All films are free of charge and the public is invited.
"Yaaba", the first film, will be shown on March 15. The producer/director is Idrissa Ouedraogo. It is a film from Burkina Faso and is in Moore/Mossi with English subtitles. This 90 minute film is one of the most highly acclaimed African films.
On March 22, "Finzan", a film produced and directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko, will be shown. This is a Malian film and is in Bambara and French with English subtitles. In Bambara, "Finzan" means "rebellion," and it is a fitting title for this story of two women resisting the oppression of tradition.
"Hyena's" will be shown on April 5. It is a Senegalese film produced and directed by Djibril Diop Mambety, and it is in Wolof with English subtitles. In this film, Djibril adapts a timeless parable of human greed into a biting satire of today's Africa--betraying the hopes of independence for the false promises of Western materialism.
"Allah Tantou" (God's Will), the last film in the series, will be shown April 19. Produced and directed by David Achkar, this film of Guinea/France, is in French and Soussou with English subtitles. This is the first feature film on human rights abuses and the first
to speak with an unabashedly personal voice. Allah Tantou examines the life of the filmmaker's father, a diplomat under the Sekou Toure regime, who later "disappeared" in the Guinean gulag.
"Reflections on Agrarian Reform and Capacity Building in South Africa," is MSU Agricultural Economics Staff Paper No. 96-3 (January 1996), by Carl K. Eicher and Mandivamba Rukuni. It is now available from Pat Eisele, Room 202 Agriculture Hall. Phone: 355-4563. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) and Women and International Development Program (WID) sponsor a series of presentations which will continue monthly in the 1995-96 academic year showcasing quality undergraduate work in international development studies. CASID and WID are soliciting undergraduates with well-written papers or relevant experiences in development issues to make presentations in this series. Presentations are informal brown bags from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. and are open to the public. Contact Gail Campana at CASID at 353-5925 or Rita Gallin at 353-5040.
The Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID)
and Women and International Development Program (WID) invite faculty, staff and students to attend a film series entitled Contemporary Issues in International Development: An Exploration of Audiovisuals. On March 13, Mama Awethu, a film which follows the day-to-day lives of five black South African women in the townships around Cape Town, will be shown in 113 Bessey Hall from 3:00 - 4:20 p.m.
"African Education and Development" is the title of the Eleventh Ohio Symposium which is scheduled for April 12 - 13, 1996 on the Athens campus of Ohio University. The African Student Working Group invites the participation of students and professors who have serious interest in African education and development. Contact: Charmaine Villet, Chair, Graduate Student Working Group, 186 Mill St., Apt. F4, Athens, Ohio 45701. Fax: (614) 594-5586. E-mail: email@example.com.
"Passages: A Journal of Transnational and Transcultural Studies" is a new interdisciplinary journal concerned with the burgeoning literature on transnational phenomena and cross-cultural
encounters. Contact Mohammed A. Bamyeh, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA 01854. Phone: (508)934-4305. Fax: (508) 934-3023. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Journal of Research Methodology and African Studies" and "The Journal of African Languages and Linguistics" are two biannual journals published by The African Institution in Washington, D.C.
"The Journal of Research Methodology and African Studies" offers a comprehensive, systematic treatment of the scientific approach in studying aspects concerning Africa. The emphasis is on the relationship between theory, research, and practice, and the integration of various quantitative and qualitative research activities in an orderly framework.
"The Journal of African Languages and Linguistics" is interested in reflecting all the various aspects of African Languages and linguistics. Abstracts, articles, reviews, squibs, and translations relating to African languages, literature, literary criticism and various aspects of linguistics are welcome.
For publication guidelines and information on subscriptions
contact: The Editor, The African Institution, 7532 Eighth Street NW, Washington, DC 20012. E-mail: bangura@boeOO.minc.umd.edu.
California Newsreel announces the publication of its "1995-96 Library of African Cinema" resource guide, featuring ten new releases which reflect the increasing breadth of genres in which contemporary African filmmakers are working. In addition to four new feature films (from Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Guinea-Bissau) and three new documentaries, they include a controversial South African television series, an anthology of short films, a performance film featuring superstar Youssou N'Dour, and three documentaries by African women directors. Copies of the new resource guide are available at no charge from California Newsreel, 149 Ninth Street, San Francisco CA 94103. Phone: (415) 621-6196. Fax: (415) 621-6522. E-mail: email@example.com.
The Cheikh Anta Diop Colloquium will be held on February 26 - March 2, 1996 marking the Tenth anniversary commemoration of Cheikh Anta Diop,s death in Dakar-Caytu. Contact: Ibnou Diagne, Department of History, Faculte des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Universite
Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Twenty-Second Annual Third World Conference will be held March 27-30, 1996 at the Swissotel in Chicago, Illinois. The theme of the Conference is "Reconceiving the Meaning of Emerging Global Changes into the 21st Century." Contact Roger K. Oden or Winberg Chai, 22nd Annual Third World Conference, 1507 East 53rd Street, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60615-4509. Fax: 312/241-7898. E-mail: email@example.com.
Traditional Conflict Medicine is the theme of the Annual Conference of the African Studies Program of the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, which will be held on March 29 - 30, 1996. Contact William I. Zartman, Director, African Studies Program, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036-1984. Fax: (202) 663-5683. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Twentieth Annual Conference of the New York African Studies Association will be held in New York City on April 12-13, 1996.
The theme of the conference is Understanding Contemporary Africa. Contact Eudora Chikwendu, Black Studies, College Hall-F, SUNY-New Paltz, NY 12561.
The All North America Conference on Zaire (ANACOZA) will be held on April 5-7, 1996 at the University of Kentucky-Lexington. The theme of the conference is "The Process of Democratic Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Closer Look at the Impediments to Democracy in Zaire and Practical Steps for Moving the Process Forward." Keynote Speakers are Mr. Randall Robinson (Trans Africa) and Dr. Crawford Yung (Dean of Letters and Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Contact: Dr. Mwana N. Mawampanga, Phone: (606) 257-7272 ext. 252. Fax: (606) 257-7201. E-mail: email@example.com.
The Indiana Center on Global Change and World Peace will hold a conference on "Water: A Trigger Conflict / A Reason for Co-operation" on March 7-10, 1996 in Bloomington, Indiana. The conference will focus on the international aspects of water resources, with specific case studies of the Middle East and Africa, Mexico-United States, and the Rhine River. Contact: Jack W. Hopkins, Director, Center on Global Change and World Peace,
Indiana University, 1217 Atwater Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: (812) 855-8863. Fax: (812) 855-3209. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The newly-formed International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) will convene a conference April 9-12, 1996 at the Center for Refugee Studies, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. Key themes of the conference are: Gender Issues in Forced Migration; the Reception and Repatriation of Refugees in Host Countries; Repatriation and Reconstruction; Forced Migration and Environmental Change; and Unaccompanied Minots. The total cost of registration is U.S.$320, which includes conference fee, board and transfer from airport. For information or to pre-register, contact: Monica Kathina, IRAP Local Secretary, Center for Refugee Studies, Moi University, P.O. Box 3900, Eldoret, KENYA Phone: (254) 321-43620. Fax: (254) 321-43047.
From: Judith Lessard <21248JL@ibm.cl.msu.edu> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin Spring #8, March 5, 1996