UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 12 (April 20, 1998)

UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 12 (April 20, 1998)

UCONN AFRICA NOTES Vol. 5, no. 12 (April 20, 1998)


April 21.Booksigning and Reading. Raouf Mama (Eastern Conn. State U.)Why Goats Smell Bad and other Stories from Benin. Mama recounts twenty ancient tales from Benin.UConn Co-op. 3:30 pm.

April 27.Film.Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold(Rwanda). Monteith 143, 6 pm.


April 21.Talk.Odile Goerg (U. Strasbourg). Taming the Space in the Colonial Cities of Guinea and Sierra Leone.Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse, Yale U.,4 pm.

April 22.Talk.Tiemoko Coulibaly (Univ. de Paris 1).Africa's Colonized Elites and 'la Grande France':Assimilation, Alienation, and Politicalization for Colonisation (1946-1960). ASC, Boston U., 270 Bay State Road, Boston,noon-1:30 pm

April 23.Talk.Alayne Adams (Columbia U). Social Capital in Mali: Theory, Measurement and Relevance for Development.Center for Popn and Development Studies, Harvard U,9 Bow St.,4:30 pm.

April 24.Talk.Victoria Bernal (U. California, Irvine). When the Revolution comes to Town:The EPLF and Civil Society in Eritrea. Inst. for Social and Policy Studies, 77 Prospect St., Yale. 11 am.

April 25. Reception. For Idrissa Ouedraogo, filmmaker from Burkina Faso. Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St., Harvard U. 6:00 pm

April 27.Marc Sommers with Patrick Seyon (Boston U). Children as Targets of War:the Case of Sierra Leone.ASC, Boston U. noon-1:30 pm.

April 28.Talk.Susan Rice (Asst. Sec'y of State for African Affairs).U. S. Policy Toward Africa.Starr Auditorium, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard U, 79 JFK St., Cambridge. 6:00 pm. _________________________________________________________

CALL FOR PAPERS:The Association for Nigerians Abroad is sponsoring its second international conference from July 10-12, 1998 at Howard U. in Washington, DC.The conference theme is Vision for Nigerian Emancipation in the 21st Century.For conference info contact: Dr. Mobolaji E. Aluko, Howard U. Tel: 202-806-4635; E-mail: see the conference website:

SYMPOSIUM.The second national symposium of the dept. of African- American and African Studies at Ohio State U will be held May 21-23, 1998, on the theme:The Black Intellectual in Africa and the Diaspora. A highlight of the symposium will be a tribute honoring Harold Cruse featuring Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Manning Marable, Wole Soyinka, and Cornel West.For info: TEL:614-292-3700; FAX 614-292-2293.

KISWAHILI INTENSIVE SUMMER COURSE.The Univ. of Dar es Salaam is offering an intensive summer program in Kiswahili from August-Sept., 1998.The course offers 12 credits, 20 hours of week on instruction, for eight weeks at the elementary, intermediate or advanced level. For info,

STUDY ABROAD:Namibia and South Africa.The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College offers programs in undergraduate study for both the fall and spring terms. The spring 1999 program will focus on Women/Gender and Development: Southern Africa Perspectives. For info:TEL: 800-299-8889; E-mail: or Website: _________________________________________________________

UCONN AFRICA NOTES is published electronically 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;E-mail:

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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