Uconn Africa Notes, Vol. 4, No. 21 (March 31, 1997)

Uconn Africa Notes, Vol. 4, No. 21 (March 31, 1997)


UCONN AFRICA NOTES vol. 4, no. 21 (March 31, 1997)


April 3. Talk. Kalu Kalu (Yale U.) Praetorian Governance and the Crisis of Mass Political Mobilization in Nigeria. Arjona 215, 12:30-1:45 p.m.

April 4. Film. Faces of Women (Cote d'Ivoire). Video Theater 1, Babbidge Library. 3:00 p.m.

April 5. Workshop. Marguerite Dorn (Suffolk Univ. Law School) and Jane Rocamore (former field officer in Rwanda for the UNHCR) will run a workshop on the International Criminal Court and Human Rights in Rwanda. Dood Center, 2:45-3:45 p.m. This will be part of a Conference on the International Criminal Court that will take place at the Dodd Center from 1:30-5:00 p.m.

April 7. Film. Zan Boko (Burkina Faso, 1988). Monteith 143. 6 p.m.

April 10. RETITEMENT RECEPTION FOR PROFESSOR BERNARD MAGUBANE. Professor Magubane has been a member of the Dept. of Anthropology from 1970-1997. He has had a distinguished career as a scholar and his life has been completely intertwined with the liberation movement in South Africa. In addition to various testimonies, Professor Magubane has agreed to make some remarks on his career at the University and his life in the liberation struggle. African American Cultural Center, 4:00 p.m. A reception will follow the program. All are Welcome.


April 3. Talk. Kalidou Sy (Director, School of Fine Arts, Dakar). Directions in Contemporary African Art. Council on African Studies, Harvard U., 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 12:30 p.m.

April 4-5. Grad. Student Research Conference on African Studies. Boston U. For info: Kevin Dunn, Tel: 617-353-4040; E-mail:

April 5. Talk. Ali Mazrui (SUNY-Binghamton). The African Condition and the Human Condition: Internal Democracy and External Marginality. Emerson Hall 305, Harvard U. 4-6 p.m.

Mazrui's talk will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the showing of two of his films (In Search of Stability, and Global Africa) from the documentary series, The Africans, a Triple Heritage and be followed immediately by an African Food Festival.

April 7. Talk. Patrick L. N. Seyon (Boston U), The University in Africa. ASC, Boston U, 270 Bay State Rd. noon-1:30 p.m.

April 8. Talk. Adam Kuper (Brunel U). Social Anthropology in South Africa: An Inside Job. The Bradford Morse Distinguished Lecture. ASC, Boston U., 270 Bay State Road. Boston. 5:00 p.m.

April 9. Talk. Cheik Aliou Ndao (Senegalese poet, playwright, novelist). Napoli Room, Gosman Sport Center, Brandeis Univ., South Street, Waltham, MA (right across from Brandeis' main entrance). The talk is in English at 8:00 p.m. ______________________________________________________________________

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Journal for African Travel-Writing will sponsor a panel at the Seventh Annual Eighteenth and Nineteenth British Women Writers Conference to be held at the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 26-28, 1998. One to two page abstracts on women writers and African travel are requested by Sept. 30, 1997. For info: The Journal of African Travel-Writing, P.O. Box 346, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. E-mail:; Web site:

CONFERENCE: First International Symposium: West Africa and the Global Challenge. Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, June 22-28, 1997. For info: Prof Edris Makward, Univ. of Wisconsin, Tel: 608-262-2487; E-mail:; or Dr. Leigh Swigart, WARC, Dakar. E-mail: _____________________________________________________________

Items for inclusion in UCONN AFRICA NOTES should be sent directly to Larry W. Bowman at the Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06268. FAX: 860-486-3347; E-mail:

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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