UCONN AFRICA NOTES, Mon, 16 Nov 1998

UCONN AFRICA NOTES, Mon, 16 Nov 1998

UCONN AFRICA NOTES vol. 6, no. 11 (November 16, 1998)


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, 2:30-3:30 pm.

Nov. 23. Film. Zan Boko (Burkina Faso, 1988), Monteith 143, 6 pm, free.


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. 17. Talk. Caroline Ifeka-Moller (Univ. College, London). Corruption and Conservation in Protected Forests, Nigeria and Cameroon. Coolidge Hall, Harvard U, 1737 Cambridge St., 4:30-6:00 pm

Nov. 17. Talk. Dean Gilliland (Yale Divinity School). African Independent Churches: Revitalizing Christianity in Arica. Overseas Ministries Study Center, Yale U, 490 Prospect St. 7:30 pm.

Nov. 18. Talk. Andrew Horn (Harvard). Soaps, Serials, and Melodrama: Theatre and Social Change in Africa. Barker Center, Harvard, 12 Quincy St. 4 pm.

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

Nov. 19. Talk. Herbert Cole (UC, Santa Barbara). Igbo Mbari Houses Revisited: Microcosm or Anachronism? Street Hall, Yale U, 59 High St & 1071 Chapel St. 4:30 pm

Nov. 20. Conference: Building the Disjuncture Between Continential and Diasporan Africans. Founders Hall, Central Connecticut State U., New Britain. 9 am-5 pm. The luncheon speaker will be State Representative William Dyson. Speakers throughout the day will include Barry Hallen, Kofi Agorsah, Rowland Abiodum, Nkiru Nzegwe, Cheryl Grills, and His Excellency Koby Koomson, Ghana's Ambassador to the USA. For further info: Dr. Evelyn Phillips, 860-832-2617.

Nov. 20. Talk. Dean Gilliland (Yale Divinity School). Jesus and Mohammed in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Christian Perspective on Christian-Muslim Relations. Overseas Ministries Study Center, Yale U, 490 Prospect St., 12:15 pm.

Nov. 23. Talk. Tim Docking (Boston U). International Influence on Civil Society in Mali. ASC, BU, 270 Bay State Road, Boston, noon-1:30 pm. _________________________________________________________________________

AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL will be held from Nov. 27-Dec. 13 in New York City. Forty films from 25 countries will be screened in a variety of venues. There will also be receptions, meetings with directors, special evenings devoted to Senegal, Jamaica, Afro-Latino culture and much more. For info: TEL: 212-749-6020; Website:

CALL FOR PAPERS. Conference of the African Language Teachers Association, April 15-18, 1999, Howard University, Washington DC. Abstracts in French, English, Portuguese or any African language due by Dec. 31, 1998. For info: Dr. Lioba Moshi, Univ. of Georgia. E-mail:; Website:

JOB OPENING. Assistant Director, African Studies Center, Univ. of Pennsylvania. The ASC at U. Penn seeks an assistant director to oversee day-to-day operations of a federally-funded National Resource Center for Africa and to coordinate a four-school African Studies consortium. Letter of interest, CV, and three reference letters of by Dec. 15, 1998. For more info: Lynette Loose, TEL: 215-893-3883; E-mail:

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY ON LAND CLAIMS COURT IN SOUTH AFRICA. The Human Rights Project at Yale Law School is seeking to recruit a team of people to do research on the Land Claims Court, a body established in 1994 to assist those who were deprived of land rights under racially discriminatory laws. For more information contact: Katie Hutchins, E-mail:

SUMMER 1999 INTENSIVE ADVANCED YORUBA IN NIGERIA. 6 credit hours, June 12-August 10, 1999. Priority given to Graduate Students. For info: Dr. Paul Kotey, Yoruba GPA Coordinator, Center for African Studies, U. Florida, Ganiesville, FL 32611. TEL: 352-392-2183; E-mail:

JOB OPENING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT. The Dept. of Anthropology and the Institute of African-American Studies invite applications for a joint tenure-track appointment beginning August 1999. They seek an anthropologist with research and teaching interests in African-American Studies. For more detailed info contact: Sally McBrearty, Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Conn., Storrs, CT 06269. TEL: 860-486-2857; E-mail:


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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