UCONN AFRICA NOTES, Mon, 21 Sep 1998

UCONN AFRICA NOTES, Mon, 21 Sep 1998

vo. 6, no. 3 (Sept. 21, 1998)


Sept. 23. Talk. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (the First Lady of Ghana). She will discuss the status of women in Ghana and her work on behalf of women. African-American Cultural Center, 4:00 pm. A reception will follow the presentation.

Sept. 24. Roundtable Discussion on Education and Training for African Development. Speakers: Richard Vengroff (Political Science); Momar Ndiaye (IPSI); Samson Kimenyi (Economics); and Mary Alice Guilford (Women's Institute for African Rural Development). Boris Bravo-Ureta, Executive Director of the Division of International Affairs, will make introductory remarks. African-American Cultural Center, 4:00 pm. A pot-luck supper will follow the program.

Sept. 28. Film. Yaaba (Burkina Faso, 1989). Monteith 143, 6:00 pm.


Sept. 23. Talk. Dr. Andrew Apter (U. Chicago). Africa, Anthropology, Empire. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse, Yale U., 4: 00 pm.

Sept. 28. Talk. Janet Mondlane (Director, Eduardo C. Mondlane Foundation in Maputo, Mozambique). Aspects of the Democratization Process in Mozambique. Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Building, Connecticut College, New London. 4:30 pm. Mondlane is in the USA to participate in several events memorializing the assassination of her husband, Eduardo Mondlane, thirty years ago.

Sept. 30. Talk. Dr. Lamin Sanneh (Yale). Millennialism in African Islam. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse, Yale U. 1:30-3:30 pm.

CONFERENCE. AFRICA/EAST ASIA: CHALLENGING CULTURAL FAULTLINES. Kirkridge Retreat Center, Poconos, Pennsylvania. Hosted by the Community College of Philadelphia, Univ. of Hawaii East-West Center, and Univ. of Pennsylvania African Studies Center. Nov. 11-15, 1998. Faculty in the humanities and social sciences who wish to attend are invited to apply by October 1, 1998; rooms and meals will be covered by an NEH grant. For info: Dr. Fay Beauchamp, Work-Shop Co-Coordinator, English Dept, Community College of Philadelphia, 1700 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia 19130. TEL: 215-751-8668; FAX: 21-972-6304; Email:

CONFERENCE: ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH SOUTH AFRICANS FOR MUTUAL CAPACITY BUILDING. Michigan State U., October 18-21, 1998. For program and registation info: Dr. Moses Turner: TEL: 517-353-6676; E-mail:; Website:

AFRICA WEBSITES OF INTEREST: Complete information on the seven regional summits leading toward the National Summit on Africa set for late 1999. A guide to African resources on the internet based at Stanford Univ. Southern Africa Report published quarterly by an editorial collective of Canadian academics and activists.

CALL FOR ARTICLES (IN FRENCH OR ENGLISH): THE AFRICAN SHORT STORY AT THE BOUNDARY OF OTHER GENRES. An invitation has been extended by the electronic journal Mots Pluriels in conjunction with a planned issue on the African short story. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15, 1998. For info: Dr. Jean-Marie Volet, French Studies, U. Western Australia. FAX:61-8-9380-1182; E-mailL

CALL FOR ARTICLES: AFRICAN STUDIES QUARTERLY. ASQ, published from the African Studies Center at the University of Florida, is an on-line journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of African societies. ASQ offers a three-month turn-around from submission, to review, to publication. For info: E-mail:; Website:


Message-ID: <> Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 10:08:30 -0400 From: Larry Bowman <BOWMAN@UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU> Subject: UCONN AFRICA NOTES

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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