vol. 4, no. 12 (January 27, 1997)


Monday, Feb. 3. Film, KEITA (dir. Dani Kouyate, Burkina Faso, 1995). Monteith 143, 6 p.m.


Sunday, Feb. 2. Opening reception. Gakunju Kaigwa (Kenya). MK Gallery, 100 Grey Rock Place, Stamford, CT. 1-6 p.m. Mr. Kaigwa is a sculptor from Nairobi.

Wednesday, Feb. 5. Panel Discussion. SOUTH AFRICA BELONGS TO ALL ITS PEOPLE. Panelists include Bernard Magubane (Anthropology, UConn); Diana Wylie (History, BU); Sandra Klopper (Art History, U. Cape Town); Harald Sandstrom (African-American Studies, U. Hartford). Wilde Auditorium, Harry Jack Grey Center, Univ. of Hartford. 4-6 p.m.

CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN STUDIES. Boston U., April 4-5,1997. Abstracts due, Feb. 15, 1997. The is an interdisciplinary conference for students at all levels of their graduate careers. For info: Graduate Student Conf., African Studies Center, 270 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215. E-mail:; Tel: Kevin Dunn, 617-353-4040; Web site: NB: This has been a very useful conference for UConn students in the past.

CONFERENCE: COMMUNICATION AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN AFRICA. March 1-4, 1997. For info: Dr. Michael Leslie, Univ. of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, Gainesville, FL 32611. Tel: 352-392-2904; Fax: 352-392-3919; E-mail:

CONFERENCE: Music and Dance of Africa and the Diaspora. Univ. of Michigan, April 3-5, 1997, For info: Sam Cronk, Ethnomusicology Laboratory, School of Music, U. Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085, E-mail: leftfld@umich.udu; web site:

CONFERENCE: The 23rd annual conference of the AFRICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION will be held at the Collage Center at Michigan State U. from April 16-19, 1997. The theme will be recent developments in African film. For info: Kenneth Harrow, Dept. of English, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036. Tel: 517-353-7243; FAX: 517-353-3755; E-mail:

CONFERENCE: Africans Meeting Missionaries: Rethinking the Colonial Encounter, Univ. of Minnesota, May 2-3,1997. For info, Derek Peterson: E-mail:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Women in Africa and the African Diaspora. Theme: Health and Human Rights. One-page abstracts requested by April 15, 1997. For info: Prof. Obioma Nnaemeka, WAAD Conf., French and Women's Studies, Indiana U., 425 Univ. Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Tel: 317-274-0062; FAX: 317-274-2347; E-mail:

CALL FOR PAPERS: 40th annual meeting of the African Studies Assn, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 12-15, 1997. See the current issue of ASA NEWS or visit the ASA Home Page:

JOB: African America Studies; African Diaspora, Georgia State U. Expertise on women in the African Diaspora is preferred. For info: Charles E. Jones, Chair, Department of African-American Studies, GSU, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303-3083.

JOB: Cultural Anthropology, specialization in Africa preferred with interest in ethnicity or gender in education. For info: Nancy Herman, Chair, Personnel Committee, Dept. of Sociology, Anthroplogy, and Social Work, Central Michigan U., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.

UCONN AFRICA NOTES is glad to disseminate information on African-related activites in Southern New England or to put anyone on the mailing list that would be interested in such material. Simply send the information or the email address to Larry W. Bowman, Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269. TEL: 860-486-3355; FAX: 860-486-3347; E-mail:

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