UCONN AFRICA NOTES vol. 6, no. 9 (Nov. 2, 1998)


Nov. 2. Film. The Blue Eyes of Yonta (Guinea-Bissau, 1991). Moneteith 143, 6 pm.

Nov. 5 Talk. Jeffrey Lefebvre (Political Science). Dilemmas in the Horn: Eritrean Independence and Regional Crises. Monteith 119, noon-1:15 pm.

Nov. 6. Ethnic Dinner and after-dinner talk and slide show on Madagascar by Professor John Silander (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). 6:00 pm. Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Wilbur Cross Building, Storrs. Tickets are $27 for Museum members and $32 for nonmembers. For tickets call: 860-486-4460.

Nov. 9. Film. Tableau Ferraille (Senegal, 1997). Monteith 143, 6 pm.

Nov. 10. Rally and Film to remember Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Ogoni activist executed in Nigeria on 10 November 1995. The film, Delta Force, about Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni cause will also be shown. Student Union Patio and Mall, noon-2 pm.


Nov. 3. Talk. John Middleton (Yale). Ethnography: Peasants and Merchants Luce Hall, Yale, 34 Hillhouse, 4:00 pm.

Nov. 3. Talk. Edward Kissi (Yale). Socialism, Revolution and Ethnic Nationalism in Ethiopia, 1974-1977. Harvard Africa Seminar, Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge. 4:30-6:00 pm.

Nov. 4. Talk. Olufemi Akinola (U. of Asmara). The Rise and Impending Fall of Civil Society in Analysis of African Politics. Barker Center, Harvard U., 12 Quincy St. noon.

Nov. 4. Talk. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (U. Cape Town). Eugene De Kock and the Cry of Apartheid's Crusader: To Understand, or not to Understand, that is the Question. Bunting Institute, Radcliffe, 34 Concord Ave, Cambridge. 4:00 pm.

Nov. 4. Talk. Jean-Francois Bayart (Belgium). The Congo Crisis in the Perspective of State Formation. ASC, BU, 270 Bay State Road. 2-4 pm.

Nov. 5. Talk. Philip Verwimp (U. Leuven). Foreign Intervention on the Eve of Genocide: The Case of Rwanda. Luce Hall, Yale, 1:30 pm.

Nov. 9. Talk. Peter Alegi (BU). Contract of Joy: Players and Supporters in South African Soccer, c. 1940-1976. ASC, BU, 270 Bay State Rd, Boston. noon-1:30 pm.

Nov. 10. Talk. Hermann Wittenburg (U. Western Cape). African Alpinism and the Shaping of an Imperial Landscape: the 1906 Abruzzi Expedition. Luce Hall, Yale, 12:30 pm.

Nov. 13. Performance. Tute Chigamba (Zimbabwe). Tute Chigamba in Concert: Live Traditional Music of Zimbabwe on the Mbira Dzavadzimu. Dudley House Common Room, Harvard U. 8:15 p.m. For ticket info contact: Fleur Weinstock: weinstock@fas.harvard,edu; or Solomon Murungu:

Nov. 16. Talk. Laura Maclatchy (BU). Fossils from Karamoj. ASC, BU, 270 Bay State Road, noon-1:30 pm. ______________________________________________________________________________

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