UCONN AFRICA NOTES vol. 6, no. 13 (Dec. 7, 1998)


Dec. 7. Film. Clandestine (Cameroon, 1996). Monteith 143, free, 6 pm.

Dec. 14. Film. Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold (Rwanda, 1996). Monteith 143, free, 6 pm.


Dec. 8. Talk. Xolela Mangcu (Rockefeller Foundation by way of the Eastern Cape). South Africa's Quest for a New National Identity: Reflections on Democracy, Pluralism and Renaissance. Coolidge Hall, Harvard U, 1737 Cambridge St. 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Dec. 9. Talk. Sean Jacobs (South African journalist). The African National Congress and the 'National Question' in the Post-Apartheid South Africa. ASC, BU 270 Bay State Rd. noon-1:30 pm.

Dec.9-11. The McMillan-Steward Lectures. Chinua Achebe (Nigerian Novelist and Playwright). Theme: Home and Exile. (1) My Home Under Imperial Fire; (2) The Empire Fights Back; (3) Today, The Balance of Stories. These three lectures will be given at the Yenching Auditorium, Harvard U, 2 Divinity Ave., from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. each day. A reception will follow the first two lectures. Open and free to the public.

Dec. 10. Talk. Joseph Ole Simel (Looodoariak, Kenya). Maasai Land Rights and Community Development. Harvard Inst. for Int'l Development, 1 Eliot St., 12:30-2:00 pm

Dec. 10. Talk. Jerry Wolgin Director, Office of Sustainable Development, USAID). Africa and the Donors: Whither the Partnership 40 Years into Independence? Harvard Inst. for Int'l Development, Harvard U, 1 Eliot St. 4:00 pm

Dec. 14. Talk. Yusufu Lawi (BU). Across Local Ecological Zones: Changing Patterns in Human Utilization of Local Environmental Variations on the Mbulu Plateau, North Central Tanzania, 1900-1990. ASC, BU, 270 Bay State Road, noon-1:30 pm.

Dec. 15. Concert. Galen Abdur-Razzaq & friends. An internationally known flautist who has performed for over 30 years with outstanding jazz groups. Lowe Building, Manchester Community-Technical College, Manchester, CT. free, 7 pm.

Dec. 16. Performance. Troupe Baafila, The Stories, Music & Cance of Guinea, West Africa. Lowe Building, Manchester Community-Technical College, Manchester, CT. free, 7 pm. _________________________________________________________________________

CALL FOR PAPERS. Seventh Annual Graduate Student Research Conference on African Studies, Boston U., March 26-27,1999. This is an interdisciplinary conference for students at all levels of their graduate careers. Abstracts due by Feb. 15, 1999. For further info: Graduate Student Conference, African Studies Center, BU, 270 Bay State Rd., Boston, MA 02215. E-mail:; Website:

CONFERENCE. The 1999 Africa Business Conference: Reversing the Brain Drain. This will be a full-day conference focused on business opportunities in Africa sponsored by the Harvard Business School. A wide-range of speakers from both the private and public sector will be featured. A conference fee of $55 covers all conference sessions; breakfast, lunch, and snacks; a evening party; and the opportunity to include your resume in the conference resume book. For info contact: Karen Kaufman, Africa Business Club, Box 2625, HBS Student Mail Center, Boston, MA 02163-7825. E-mail:; Website:

DUAL INTELLECTUAL CITIZENSHIP. Three-year summer graduate program in Dakar sponsored by the Univ. Of Pennsylvania. Provides opportunity for students to interact with and establish mentoring relationships with African scholars on the continent. Goal is to ultimately produce scholarship relationships with their African peers. For complete information and application contact: Dr. Leigh Swigart. TEL: 215-898-6449.

INTENSIVE AMHARIC SUMMER PROGRAM, June 21-July 23, 1999, at Michigan State U. It will be immediately preceded by a three-day seminar on Ethiopia. For info: Dr. Yacob Fisseha, Assistant Director, African Studies Center, 100 Center for International Programs, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. TEL: 517-353-1700; FAX: 517-432-1209; E-mail:

CONFERENCE. The African Women Global Network together with the Center for African Studies at Ohio State U. will hold the second annual International conference on women from April 15-17, 1999. For info: The Ohio State U., AWOGNet, Center for African Studies, Ohio State U, 314 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210-1219. TEL: 614-292-3233.

CALL FOR PAPERS. The African Studies Program at Ohio U. announces a Call for Papers for a conference on The Children of Africa: Resources for Learning, Health, and Society, June 16-19, 1999. There will also be a special workshop on Saturday, June 19th on methods for incorporating knowledge about Africa's children across a K-12 curriculum. For info: Polly Sanderburgh, African Studies Program, Ohio U., Burson House, 56 E. Union St., Athens, OH 45701. E-mail:

NATIONAL MODEL ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN UNITY will be held at Howard University, Washington, D.C., March 3-6,1999. For info contact: Dr. Michael Nwanze, Dept. of Political Science, Howard U, Washington, DC 20059. TEL: 202-806-6850.

WORKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE. The 5th annual conference on careers, issues and activism in international development. March 26-29, 1999, American U., Washington DC. For info: Global Justice, Visions in Action, 2710 Ontario Rd., NW., Washington DC 20009. TEL: 202-625-7403; Emial:; Website: _______________________________________________________________________

Date: Mon, 7 Dec 1998 09:45:40 -0500 From: Larry Bowman <BOWMAN@UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU> Subject: UCONN AFRICA NOTES

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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