MSU Tuesday Bulletin [14], 04/15/97

MSU Tuesday Bulletin [14], 04/15/97

April 15, 1997 EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035







Please submit information on Africa-related events or news seven to 10 days in advance of the day it should appear in the Tuesday Bulletin. Submissions may be brought, faxed, or e-mailed to the African Studies Center, Room 100, Center for International Programs, Michigan State University. Telephone: (517) 353-1700 Fax: (517) 432-1209, E-mail:


April 16 - 19, Wed - Sat

"FESPACO Nights in Michigan: African Film and Literature", 23rd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association. (See Conference Section).

April 17, Thursday

"Cultural Tourism in Bushmanland: Anthropologists, Theme Parks, and Film Makers", African Studies Center Brown Bag with Keyan Tomaselli (Director, Center for Cultural and Media Studies, U of Natal, Durban, South Africa), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

April 18, Friday

"A Celebration of African Film: Filmmakers from Across Africa", African Film Festival sponsored by the African Studies Center and the African Literature Association at MSU, all films to be shown in B104 Wells Hall.

"An Evening of Feature Films"
4:00-6:00 p.m. - Sango Malo, by Bassek ba Kohbio
7:00-9:00 p.m. - Hyenas, by Djibril Diop Membety
9:00-11:00 p.m. - Wend Kunni, by Gaston Kabore

April 19, Saturday

"A Celebration of African Film: Filmmakers from Across Africa" continued. All films to be shown in B104 Wells Hall.
"A Day of Films by and about African Women"
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.- Monday's Girl, by Ngozi Onwurah
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - These Hands, by Flora M'Mbugu-Schelling

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - **RECEPTION**
Spartan Room B & C, International Center

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Deluge, by Salem Mekuria
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Everyone's Child, by Tsitsi Dangarembga
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Yeelen, by Souleyman Cisse


African Literature Association
Conference (ALA) at MSU,

April 16-19

(See Conference Section)

African Film Festival April 18-19, 1997

The African Studies Center at Michigan State University is sponsoring a film festival Friday, April 18 - Saturday, April 19, 1997. The festival, "A Celebration of African Film: Filmmakers from Across Africa", will feature the works of Bassek ba Kohbio, Djibril Diop Mambety, Gaston Kabore, Ngozi Onwurah, Flora M'Mbugu-Schelling, Salem Mekuria and Tsitsi Dangarembga. In addition to featuring African films, we have invited the filmmakers to introduce their films and participate in discussions about their work. This unique celebration of African film is made possible by the African Literature Association which will hold its twenty-third annual conference at Michigan State University, April 16-19, 1997. We invite you to share in the celebration by attending the festival and meeting the filmmakers. All showings are free of charge and open to everyone. A reception for audience members and filmmakers is planned for Saturday afternoon. For more details, call the African Studies Center at (517)-353-1700.

Swahili Intensive Summer Institute: June 16 to July 20, 1997

The African Studies Center and the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic Asian and African Languages will offer a five-week intensive summer program in KiSwahili preceded by a workshop on the culture of East Africa. Three KiSwahili levels (introductory, intermediate, and advanced) will be offered. Limited Foreign Language and Area Studies, (FLAS) fellowships will be available for intermediate and advanced KiSwahili attendees. The deadline for the FLAS fellowship was February 21, 1997; however, FLAS fellowships will continue to be considered through the end of April, subject to availability of funds. For more information on the program, contact: Assistant Director, African Studies Center, 100 Center for International Programs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Phone: (517) 353-1700, Fax: (517) 432-1209, E-mail: 21248YF@MSU.EDU.

National Consortium for Study in Africa (NCSA) Colloquium May 15 - 16, 1997

Michigan State University presents "Linking African and North American Universities: Building Mutual Capacity for 21st Century Collaboration", a colloquium on: Study Abroad, Staff Development, Collaborative Research, and Institutional Linkages. Distinguished African Visitors/Panelists include: Professor Florence Dolphyne, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana, Professor P.O. Mlama, Chief Academic Officer, University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Dr. R.M. Zinyemba, Registrar, University of Zimbabwe, and Professor Souleyman Bachir Diagne, Professeur de Philosophie, Cheik anta Diop University. A number of distinguished Africanist scholars at Michigan State University have also been invited to participate in each session. For more information about the colloquium contact: NCSA - c/o African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 100 Center for International Programs, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Phone: (517) 353-1700; Fax: (517) 432-1209; E-mail:

Seeking Moroccans

A linguistics professor is looking for help with spoken Moroccan Arabic. If you are a native speaker and would be willing to help, please contact Alan Munn at 355-7491 or

People of the Books

The starving libraries of South Africa need your help! Hillel of MSU has teamed up with a non-profit organization called "Collaborative Education with South Africa : International Book Drive and Friendship Association". During the month of April, they are asking that anyone interested, please donate at least one book to send to South Africa. Donation boxes have been placed in residence halls, the African Studies Center (100 International Center) and at Hillel (402 Linden). For more information or donations, call: 332-1916.


American Red Cross (ARC)

The ARC's international social services play an important role in the community by providing the following services in cooperation with more than 160 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Magen David of Israel, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies:

Tracing services to people who had been separated from their relatives (citizens of other countries) due to war, political upheaval and natural disasters.

Sending messages between prisoners of war and their relatives when normal lines of communication between countries are disrupted;

Family reunification by assisting families or individuals who are attempting to bring close relatives to the US from other countries where immigration is restricted.

Other specialized services like international casework services, health and welfare inquiries.

For more information, contact either Peggy Tuma, International Services Coordinator of the mid-Michigan chapter of the American Red Cross; Phone: (517) 484-7461, or Ruby V. Bato, e-mail:; or contact Silvanda Silva, e-mail: of Michigan State University.


African Literature Association (ALA) at MSU

April 16-19, 1997 - Festival Panafricaine du Cinema de Ouagadougou (FESPACO)

"FESPACO Nights in Michigan: African Film and Literature" is the title of the Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the ALA. The Conference will be held at the Kellogg Center at Michigan State University and will focus on recent developments in African film. For detailed information, please contact: Kenneth Harrow, Dept of English, Morrill Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036. Phone: (517) 353-7243; Fax:(517)-353-3755; E-mail:

Black Studies

The Black Studies Department at Ohio State University extends an invitation to heads and directors of Black Studies (including African and Caribbean Studies), to attend and participate in its national symposium on "Black Studies: (Re)Defining a Discipline," The event is scheduled to take place in Columbus, Ohio between May 22 and 24, 1997 at the Ramada University Hotel and Conference Center. The symposium was organized in order to give scholars in the field an opportunity to discuss some of the controversial issues currently confronting Black Studies. The University asks that those interested in being a part of the event , please let the school know immediately. For more information please contact, Department of Black Studies, The Ohio State University, 230 N. Oval Mall, 486 University Hall, Columbus Ohio 43210. Tel: 614 292-3700.

African Studies Consortium Workshop

Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Consortium have organized the Fifth Annual African Studies Workshop entitled, "Cross-Currents in Africa". The Workshop will take place October 3, 1997 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania and will give Africanists a chance to explore social, economic, and political transformations in sub-Saharan Africa, both internally and in response to shifts in the global political economy. Papers for the event are being accepted. Those who wish to present papers must also give a 10 to 15 minute oral presentation followed by a brief commentary and longer audience discussion. Papers must be submitted by April 28, 1997 and include the paper abstract and title, an address, phone and fax number, as well as an e-mail address. Send this information to: Workshop Committee, African Studies Center, 642 Williams Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 or e-mail:

Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 10:10:27 -0400 Message-Id: <> From: Lisa Beckum <> Subject: MSU-Tuesday Bulletin

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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