UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Feb. 9, 1998)

UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Feb. 9, 1998)

UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Feb. 9, 1998)
vol. 5, no. 3 (February 9, 1998)


Feb. 16.Film.Sambizanga (Angola/Congo, 1972). Monteith 143, free,6 p.m.

Feb. 27.Ethnic Dinner/Travelog Talk and Slide Show.Larry W. Bowman (UConn). The History and Natural History of Mauritius. An ethnic dinner featuring Mauritian food followed by a talk/slide show on this exotic Indian Ocean country.Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Storrs Campus.Dinner reservations need to be made with the CSMNH, U-23, UCONN, Storrs, CT 06269. TEL: 860-486-4460.


Feb. 11.Talk. Alan Kuperman (MIT).The Other Lesson of Rwanda: When International Pressure Backfires.African Studies Center, Boston U,270 Bay State Rd,Boston.noon-1:30 p.m.

Feb. 11.Talk. Robert Baum (Harvard).Towards a History of the Diola Phophetic Tradition in Senegal.Barker Center, 12 Quincy St., Harvard U., Cambridge.noon-2 p.m.

Feb. 12.Film.Tableau Ferraille [Scrap Heap] (Senegal, 1997). Luce Hall, Yale U, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven. Free, 7 p.m.

Feb. 17.Talk.Samba Diop (Harvard).The Challenge of Western (Literary) Modernism to Francophone Africa:Recovering a Historical Memory and Mapping a Future.Coolidge Hall, Harvard U. 4:30-6 p.m.

Feb. 18.Talk.Odile Cazenave (U. Tennessee).Africa on the Banks of the River Seine:A New Generation of Diasporic Writers. ASC, Boston U., noon-1:30 pm.

Feb. 20.Food/Entertainment.Africa Night.Calhoun College, Yale, 189 Elm St., New Haven. In the evening.For info:

CONFERENCE:African Language Teachers Association, April 23-25, 1998. Michigan State U.For info:David Dwyer.Tel: 517-355-1808; website:http://www.msu/~dwyer/2nd-alta-root.htm.

CALL FOR PAPERS:41st Meeting of the African Studies Association, October 29-Nov. 1, 1998, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago. website:

CALL FOR PAPERS:22ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NEW YORK AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION,April 24-25, 1998.Theme:Africa and the Challenge of Globalization.The deadline for paper submission is March 20, 1998.For info:Corrine Nyquist, NYASA Secretariat, 62 Chestnut St., New Paltz, NY 12561.

NEW JOURNAL:AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY.To promote scholarly research and teaching of philosophy from the point of view of African and African Diaspora experience and traditons.For info:Bruce Janz, Dept. of Philosophy, Augustana Univ. College, 4901-46 Ave., Camrose, Alberta,

NEW WEBSITE:SOUTHERN AFRICA REPORT, a magazine of political and and economic developments in the southern African region, has a new website:


AFRICAN PERFORMANCE CLEARINGHOUSE:This new website is a project of the African Studies Program at the Univ. of Wisconsin--Madison. Its goal is to provide a link between African performers and their potential sponsorers and audiences. In so doing it hopes to expand the performance opportunities of African performers to larger and more varied audiences.For info:Bob Newton, African Performance; website:

GRASS ROOTS INTERNSHIPS: Students Partnership Worldwide are looking for students to spend from 4-9 months in Africa working with local volunteers, living in rural communities, and helping young people design and implement small-scale projects.For info:

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

We are happy to 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. __________________________________________________________

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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