UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 6 (March. 23, 1998)

UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 6 (March. 23, 1998)

Vol. 5, no. 8 (March 23, 1998)


March 23.Film.Xala (Senegal, 1974). Monteith 143, free, 6 p.m.

March 30.FilmThe Blue Eyes of Yonta (Guinea Bissau, 1991). Monteith 143, free, 6 p.m.

March 30.Talk.Irving Stolberg (Chair, CT Division of the United Nations Assn). Why the UN is Worth it:Looking toward the 21st Century.ST. Thomas Aquinas Center, North Eagleville Road, Storrs.7 p.m.

CONGRATULATIONS:Mwangi S. Kimenyi (Dept. of Economics) has just published Ethnic Diversity, Liberty and the State (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, The Shaftesbury Papers, 12, Edward Elgar, 1997).


March 24.Talk.William Foltz (Yale).Intelligence Analysis and U.S. Policy Toward Africa.Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse, Yale U. 4 p.m.

March 26-29.Conference.29th Annual Conference on African Linguistics.Theme:Multilingualism:Issues on Contact and Identity.Keynote Speakers:Salikoko Mufwene (U. Chicago) and Cynthia Marivate (CEO, Pan South African Language Board).Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse, Yale U.For info:Tel:203-432-3436 for complete list of panels and activities.

March 26.Film.Taafe Fanga (Skirt Power) (Mali, 1997).Luce Hall, Yale U., free.7:00 p.m.

March 27.Talk and Dinner.Arthur Abraham (U. Sierra Leone). Working with Spielberg (on the film Amistad), and Can Democracy Survive in Sierra Leone?New Haven Colony Historical Society, 114 Whitney Ave. New Haven. $20.00. 6:00 p.m.For info: TEL: 203-567-4183 or 203-389-4748;

March 27-28.Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Conference on African Studies,African Studies Center, 270 Bay State Rd., Boston U. For info:Tel:617-353-4040; E-mail:; Website:

March 28.African Dinner Dance with l'Orchestra Tamalalu. The Holiday Inn at Yale,New Haven.7 p.m. to midnight.For info: Tel: 203-432-3436; or

March 30.Talk.James Igoe (Boston U). Representing the Complex Reality of Indigenous Communities in Simple Rhetoric: The Story of a Tanzanian NGO and the Community it Represents. ASC, Boston U, 270 Bay State Rd., noon-1:30 p.m.

March 31.Talk.Charles Ambler (U. Texas, El Paso). Shadows and Things:Going to the Movies in Colonial Africa.Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge St., Harvard U. 4:330-6:00 p.m.Confirm talk at Website: _________________________________________________________

CALL FOR PAPERS:Communicating Africa, Sixth Annual African Studies Workshop, Univ. of Pennsylvania, October 2, 1998. This years' onference theme will focus on how Africa is both portrayed in the Western media and how Africa has portrayed itself, both historically and in the contemporary period. For info:


CONFERENCE: Business and Investment in Africa.May 11-16, 1998, Phoenix, AZ.For info:Website: and click on AFRICA 98.

AFRICA FILM ACCESS FESTIVAL.April 24-May 3, 1998. Montreal. For info: Julia Schultz, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St., Rockland, ME 04641. TEL: 207-594-1067; Website:

CONFERENCE:NE WORKSHOP ON SOUTHERN AFRICA. Sat. April 4, 1998. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch break.Free but preregistration is required. Sponsored by African Studies Center, Boston U. Location of the conference will be forthcoming. Send E-mail to, or call 617-353-7306.Five papers will be presented by Susan Carrese, Clifton Crais, Patricia Hayes, Sheridan Johns, and Yonah Seleti. ________________________________________________________

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

We will happily list and publicize Africa-related activities occurring throughout Southern New England.Items for inclusion should be sent directly to Larry W. Bowman, Director, CCAS, Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269;;FAX:860-486-3347

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