UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 6, No. 16 (Feb. 8, 1999)

UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 6, No. 16 (Feb. 8, 1999)


Feb. 8. Film. Sambizanga (Angola/Congo, 1972). Monteith 143, free, 6:00 pm.

Feb. 9. Performance. Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian-born master drummer. Jorgenson Auditorium, 8:00 pm. For tickets: 860-486-4226

Feb. 9. Talk. Luis Chavez (Technoserve). Technoserve, Economic Development and Globalization: The Next 30 Years. South Campus 'A' Building, room 113, 3:00 pm.

Feb. 15. Film. Flame (Zimbabwe, 1996). Monteith 143, free, 6:00 pm


Feb. 9. Film. Children and War in Africa: Targets of Violence, Agents of Peace. Gallery 57, 57 Inman St., Cambridge, Mass. free, 7:00 pm.

Feb. 10. Talk. Steven Feierman (U.Penn). Explanation, Uncertainty, and Medicine in Eastern Africa: The Colonial Aftermath. Luce Hall, Yale, 4:00 pm.

Feb. 11. Talk. Henry Bernstein (SOAS, London). Ghana's Drug Economy: A Preliminary Analysis. Luce Hall, Yale, 4:00 pm.

Feb. 11. Talk. Marc Mitchell (Harvard). Costing Rural Health Services: Cases from Zimbabwe and Mexico. Harvard School for Public Health, Room 1-1112, 665 Huntington Ave., Boston. 12:15 pm.

Feb. 12. Talk. Henry Bernstein (SOAS, London). The Rise and Fall of King Maize on the South African Highveld, or the Boys from Bothaville. Inst. for Social and Policy Studies, Yale, 77 Prospect, 11 am to 1 pm.

Feb. 13-15. Workshops and Performances of Shona Mbira Music from Zimbabwe. Cambridge, Mass. Various activites throughout the weekend. For info: Tel: 617-493-6631; E-mail:

Feb. 22. Talk. Walter Sangree (Boston U). Worship, Work, and Recreation: The Irigwe Annual Subsistence Cycle. ASC, BU, 270 Bay State Road. noon-1:30 pm. _____________________________________________________________________________


(1) INTENSIVE MODERN STANDARD ARABIC. Arab Language Institute, Fez, Morocco. For info: National Council on US-Arab Relations, 1140 Connecticut Ave, NY, Suite 1210, Washington, DC 20036. TEL: 202-293-0801; FAX: 202-293-0903.

(2) SWAHILI IN TANZANIA. June 21-August 13, 1999. For info: Dr. Alwiya Omar, U. Penn. Tel: 215-898-6971. Website:

(3) YORUBA IN NIGERIA. June 12-August 10, 1999. For info: Dr. Paul Kotey, Univ. of Florida. Website:

(4) ZULU IN SOUTH AFRICA. For info: Dr. Sandra Sanneh, Program in Afircan Languages, Yale U., PO Box 206891, New Haven,, CT 06520

(5) 1999 SUMMER COOPERATIVE AFRICAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE AT YALE. June 21-August 13, 1999. Proposed languages: Swahili II, III, or Gikuyu; Setswana I or II; Hausa; Yoruba II or III; Zulu, Swahili I. For info: Wiebe K. Boer, TEL: 203-787-0696; E-mail:

(6) AMHARIC. June 21-July 23, 1999. Michigan State U. For info: Dr. Yacob Fisseha, TEL: 517-353-1700. WEbsite:

(7) WOLOF. May 24-July 2, 1999. Columbia U. For info: TEL: 212-854-4633; E-mail:

(8) SWAHILI I. May 18-June 25, 1999. U. Penn. For info: Lynette Loose: TEL: 215-898-3883; E-mail:

(9) TWI. May 10-June 18, June 18-August 6, 1999. U. Florida. Website: Dr. Paul Kotey, TEL: 352-392-7015.

(10) SHONA. June 22-July, 1999. Michigan State U. For info: Dr. Yacob Fisseha, TEL: 517-353-1700. E-mail:


Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 10:22:27 -0500 From: Larry Bowman <BOWMAN@UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU> Subject: UCONN AFRICA NOTES

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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