UCONN AFRICA NOTES vol. 6, no. 7 (Oct. 19, 1998)


Oct. 19. Film. A Dry White Season (USA, 1989), Monteith 143, 6 pm.

Oct. 22. Talk. Monica van Beusekom (Dept. of History). From Underpopulation to Overpopulation: Ferench Perceptions of Population and Agricultural Development in Colonial Mali. Monteith 119, noon-1:15 p.m. NOTE: The site for this talk has been changed to Monteith from Wood Hall.


Oct. 20. Talk. Dr. Susan Rice (Assistant Sec'y of State for African Affairs). U.S.Foreign Policy in Africa. Institute of African Studies, Columbia U, Kellogg Center, 15th floor, 420 W. 118th St., NYC, noon-1:45 pm.

Oct. 20. Talk. Rakesh Rajani (Director, Kuleana Center for Children's Rights in Mwanza, Tanzania). Spare the Rod, and Let There be Mayhem: Democracy and the Use of Corporal Punishment in Tanzanian Schools. 211 Lewis Int'l Law Center, Harvard Law School, 4:00 pm.

Oct. 21. Talk. Raouf Mama (Eastern CT. State U). Storytelling in Africa and its Significance as Cultural and Literary Art. Olin Hall 011, Tufts University, 7:00 pm.

Oct. 22. Talk. Clive Gray (HIID). Leadership and Economic Development in Africa. Center for Int'l Affairs, Harvard U, 1 Eliot St., 4:00 pm.

Oct. 23. Talk. Eugenio Lisboa (U. Aveiro). Writing and Publishing Poetry in the 1960s in Colonial Mozambique. 405 Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard, 6:00 pm.

Oct. 23. Talk. Patrick Chabal and Jean Pascal-Daloz. The Political Instrumentalization of Disorder: The Illusions of Civil Society. ASC, BU, 270 Bay State Rd, noon-1:30 pm
NOTE: Anyone wishing to meet informally with Prof. Teresa Cruz e Silva, Director of the Centro de Estudos Africanos, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique, is invited to meet her at the BU African Studies Center from 10 am to noon, prior to the Chabal/Pascal-Daloz talk.

Oct. 23. Film. Guimba, the Tyrant (Mali, 1995). BU School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, 6:00 pm, free.

Oct. 26. Talk. Sarah Richards (BU--Int'l Health). Planning a Family in Bali Nyonga: Concepts and Practices in the Context of Medical Pluralism. ASC, BU, noon-1:30 pm.

Oct. 27. Talk. Carla Lentz (Goethe U, Frankfurt). Agricultural Expansion in Changing Contexts: Settlement Histories in Southweatern Burkina Faso. Coolidge Hall, Harvard, 1737 Cambridge St., 4:30-6:00 pm.

Oct. 28. Talk. Dr. Julius Spencer (Min. of Information, Tourism, and Culture, Sierra Leone). Restoring Democracy in Africa: the case of Sierra Leone, ASC, BU, noon-1:30 pm ____________________________________________________________________________ ___

WOMEN AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (WID). The WID Bulletin and WID Working Papers are now available on the WID Home Page: WID is linked to approximately 200 well-known gender and development, and women's organizations, nationally and internationally.

WEST AFRICAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (WARA). WARA is offering three (3) 1999 Summer Minority Interships. Internships will be awarded to those who, in the judgment of the review panel, have demonstrated ability and potential to succeed in international studies, and have a genuine interest in African affairs. Students without previous foreign travel are encouraged to apply. Each internship will provide round trip travel to Madison, WI for three-day orientation, round-trip travel to West Africa for 4-6 weeks, and a cost of living stipend. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled in M.A. programs. Application info can be obtained from WARA, 1414 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr., U. Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706. TEL: 608-262-2487; E-mail: The deadline is Dec. 15, 1998.

Two faculty research and teaching fellowships are also being offered by WARA for spring/summer 1999. Each fellowsip will provide round-trip airfare to West Africa and a stipend of $5,000 for 10-12 weeks. The deadline again is Dec. 15, 1998, and info is available from the WARA office in Madison.

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