UCONN AFRICA NOTES vol. 6, no. 10 (November 9, 1998)


Nov. 9. Film. Tableau Ferraille (Senegal, 1997). Monteith 143, 6 pm. free

Nov. 10. Rally and Film to remember Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Ogoni activist executed in Nigeria on 10 November 1995. The film, Delta Force, about Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni cause will also shown. Student Union Patio and Mall, noon-2 pm.

Nov. 13. A Taste of Africa. Free food and music, Student Union 208, 6 pm to midnnight. All are welcome. Sponsored by the UConn Africa Club.

Nov. 16. Film. Finzan (Mali, 1990). Monteith 143, 6 pm. free.

Nov. 17. Talk. Lucy Stone McNeece (French Studies). Schizophrenic Fiction: Translating Post-Colonial Violence in North African Writing. Arjona 221, noon-1:15 pm. Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Modern Languages.

Nov. 19. Talk. Maureen Idehen (Nigeria Advocacy Group for Democracy and Human Rights). Human Rights and Democracy in Africa. African American Cultural Center, 2 pm (time to be confirmed next week).


Nov. 10. Talk. Hermann Wittenberg (U. Western Cape). African Alpinism and the Shaping of an Imperial Landscape: the 1906 Abruzzi Expedition. Luce Hall, Yale, 34 Hillhouse, 12:30 pm.

Nov. 12. Talk. Peter Rosenblum (Harvard Law School). Revenge of the 'Old Africans': U.S. Policy, Human Rights, and the Newest Congo Crisis. HIID, Harvard U, 1 Eliot St., 4 pm.

Nov. 12. Talk. Susan Watkins (U. Penn). Social Networks and Fertility in Nyanza Province, Kenya. Center for Population Studies, Harvard, 9 Bow St., 4:30 - 6 pm.

Nov. 13. Performance. Tute Chigamba (Zimbabwe). Tute Chigamba in Concert: Live Traditional Music of Zimbabwe on the Mbira Dzavadzimu. Dudley House Common Room, Harvard U., 8:15 pm. For ticket info contact: Fleur Weinstock:; or Solomon Murungu:

Nov. 16. Talk. Laura Maclatchy (BU). Fossils from Karamoj. ASC, BU, 270 Bay State Road, noon-1:30 pm.

Nov. 15-16. A series of events will mark the opening of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale U. For info contact: Robert B. Forbes, Executive Coordinator of the Center, TEL: 203-432-3339; E-mail:; or Laurie Ackman:

Nov. 17. Talk. David Newbury (U. North Carolina). Contradictions at the Heart of the Canon: The Debate over Jan Vansina's Role in Defining 'Oral Tradition'. Luce Hall, Yale, 34 Hillhouse, 4 pm.

Nov. 18. Talk. Ian Shapiro (Yale U). The Normalization of South African Politics. Luce Hall, Yale, 34 Hillhouse, 12:15 pm.

Nov. 20. Conference: Building the Disjuncture Between Continential and Diasporan Africans. Founders Hall, Central Connecticut State Univ. New Britain. 9 am-5 pm. The conference is free and students may also attend the luncheon for free. The luncheon speaker will be State Representative, William Dyson. Speakers throughout the day will include: Barry Hallen, Kofi Agorsah, Rowland Abiodum, Nkiru Nzegwe, Cheryl Grillls, and His Excellency Koby Koomson, Ghana's Ambassador to the USA. For info contact: Dr. Evelyn Phillips, 860-832-2617; Dr. Warren Perry, 860-832-2613; Dr. Peter LeMaire, 860-832-2939.

Nov. 23. Talk. Teferi Abate (BU). Land Policies and the Dynamics of Local Land Holding Systems in Amhara Ethiopia. ASC, BU, noon-1:30 pm. ____________________________________________________________________________

The REPORT OF THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION of South Africa is available through the Commission's website, free of charge, in both text and PDF formats. This site also includes other info as well--press releases, transcripts, legal documents, committee reports, etc. Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Final Report: or on CD-ROM:

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