UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Feb. 2, 1998)

UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Feb. 2, 1998)

vol. 5, no. 2 (February 2, 1998)


Feb. 2.Film.Keita (Burkina Faso, 1995). Monteith 143, 6 p.m.

Feb. 5. Talk.Dr. Eduardo Fuentes (Technical Advisor for Biodiversity, Global Environment Facility, UNDP). Financial Challenges to the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Developing Countries. Dodd Center, 4 p.m.

Feb. 9.Film.Yaaba (Burkina Faso, 1989). Monteith 143. 6 p.m.

March 21.Conference.Rebuilding Public Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:Opportunities and Issues Presented by Emerging Nations. Univ. of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Blue Auditorium.

Sponsored by the Center for International Community Health Studies (CICHS--UConnHealth Center) and the American Public Health Assn, Washington, DC. The registration fee is $20.00; $10.00 for students. For information call the CICHS office:Tel: 860-679-1570; FAX: 860-679-1581;E-mail:


Feb. 3.Panel Discussion. But everyone there speaks English! Mais tout le monde parle francais la bas! The Role of Languages in Area Studies: The Case of Africa.Yale Center for Int'l Studies, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven.4:00 p.m.

Feb. 4.Talk. Samba Diop (Harvard U). From Political Modernity to Literary Modernism within the Post Colonial African Francophone Space.African Studies, BU, 270 Bay State Rd. Boston, noon-1:30

Feb. 8-10.Conference.Searching for Memory and Justice:The Holocaust and Apartheid. Yale Law School, 127 Wall St., New Haven.Keynote addresses on Sunday morning, Feb. 8th, 9:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. by Dullah Omar, Minister of Justice, South Africa, and Saul Friedlander, Tel Aviv University. Panels will be held throughout all three days. In addition to Mr. Omar, South African participants will include: Pius Langa, A.L. Sachs, Wynand Malan, Charles Villa-Vicencio, Dumisa Ntsebeza, Heidi Grunebaum-Ralph, Graeme Simpson, and Mbasa Mxenge. For info call the Schell Center for International Human Rights: 203-432-7480/203-432-1729.

Feb. 9.Talk.Akin Ogundiran (Boston U). New Archaelogical Frontier, New Historical Boundary:Trade, Social Formation, and the Story of a Yoruba town (15th to 18th Centuries). African Studies Center, BU, 270 Bay State Rd., Boston.noon-1:30 p.m.

Feb. 10. Talk.Jeffrey D. Sachs (Harvard U). Geography and Economic Growth in Africa.Luce Hall, Yale U., 34 Hillhouse Ave. New Haven.4:00 p.m.

Feb. 11.Talk.Alan Kuperman (MIT).The Other Lesson of Rwanda: When International Pressure Backfires. ASC, Boston U., noon-1:30. _______________________________________________________________

EXHIBIT:The Art of Kuba Weaving, Jan. 26-Feb. 20, 1998.Herbert Lehman Library, West Reading Room, International Affairs Bldg, 3rd floor, Columbia U., 420 W. 118th St., NYC.An exhibition of Kuba raffia cloth from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

EXHIBIT:Master Hand: Individuality and Creativity among Yoruba Sculptors, Metropolitian Museum of Art, NYC, through March 1, 1998. On Sunday, Feb. 8th, there will beday-long (10 a.m-5 p.m.) colloquium: Perspectives on African Art: A Dialogue with 'Tradition', in conjunction with this exhibit. The colloquium is free with Museum admission.

EXHIBIT:The Survival and Influence of African Cultural Traditions in Rural Southern Gardening Practices. Loeb Library, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge. Open M-F, 1 pm-4:45 p.m.

EXHIBIT:A Spiral of History:A Carved Tusk from the Loango Coast, Congo.Feb. 1-April 26, 1998.National Musuem of African Art, 950 Independence Ave., Washington, DC.

UCONN AFRICA NOTES is published each Monday during the academic year by the Center for Contemporary African Studies at the Univ. of Connecticut. Anyone wishing to be on the mailing list should send their E-mail address to Larry W. Bowman.

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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