UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 6, No. 6 (Oct. 12, 1998)

UCONN AFRICA NOTES vol. 6, no. 6 (Oct. 12, 1998)


Oct. 19. Film. A Dry White Season (U.S., 1989). Monteith 143, 6:00 pm

Oct. 22. Talk. Monica van Beusekom (Dept. of History). From Underpopulation to Overpopulation: French Perceptions of Population and Agricultural Development in Colonial Mali. Wood Hall Basement Lounge, noon-1:15 pm.


Now through Nov. 7. Exhibit. Shona Sculpture. Over 400 pieces from 26 of Zimbabwe's leading sculptors. Old State House, 800 Main St, Hartford. Monday-Friday, 10-4 pm; Saturday, 11-4 pm; admission free.

Oct. 13. Panel: Genocide in Rwanda: What Could We Have Done? Panelists include: Philip Gourevitch (New Yorker); Alison Des Forges (Human Rights Watch); Payam Akhavan (UN Int'l Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda); Cornel West and Joseph Nye (Harvard). ARCO Forum, Kennedy School, Harvard, 79 JFK St., Cambridge. 8:00 pm.

Oct. 16 Film. Afrique, je te plumerai (Africa, I will fleece you), Cameroon, 1992. BU School of Management, 595 Commonwelth Ave., free.

Oct. 19 Talk. Rene Lemarchand. Ethnic Violence and the Construction of Mythico-Histories: The View from the Great Lakes Region of Africa. African Studies Center, BU, 270 Bay State Road. noon-1:30 pm

Oct. 22 Talk. Clive Gray (HIID), Leadership and Economic Development in Africa. Center for Int'l Affairs, Harvard U, 1 Eliot St., Cambridge, 4:00 pm.

Oct. 22-23. Discussion(s) with Teresa Cruz e Silva, Director of the Centro de Estudos Africanos, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique. Dr. Cruz e Silva will be giving a seminar at Tufts University at 5:15 pm on Oct. 22nd, and will meet with faculty and students at the ASC, BU, mid-morning on Oct. 23rd. Those interested in meeting Dr. Cruz e Silva should confirm arrangements with Jeanne Marie Penvenne, E-mail:

Oct. 23. Talk. Patrick Chabal and Jean Pascal-Daloz. The Political Instrumentalization of Disorder: The Illusions of Civil Society. ASC, BU, 270 Bay State Rd., noon-1:30 p.m.

Oct. 26. Talk. Sarah Richards (BU--Int'l Health). Planning a Family in Bali Nyonga: Concepts and Practices in the Context of Medical Pluralism. ASC, BU, noon-1:30 pm. ____________________________________________________________________________ ___

EXHIBIT: African Art, Western Eyes. Baule Sculpture from Cote d'Ivoire. Musuem for African Arts, 593 Broadway, NYC. Through Jan. 3, 1999.

FULBRIGHT-HAYS TRAINING GRANTS: Applications for Faculty Research Abroad Program and the Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program are due shortly. At UCONN applications can be obtained from Mal Bochner, Fulbright Program Advisor, Human Development Building, Room 15. Completed applicatons must be submitted to Bochner's office by Oct. 29, 1998.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Seventh International Congress of Somali Studies. Proposals and Abstracts are due by Nov. 30, 1998 to Somali Congress, c/o African Studies Program, York U., 217 Founders College, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ont. M3J lP3, Canada. E-mail:; or

INTERNSHIPS: VISIONS IN ACTION sends volunteers to work for six months to a year in nonprofit organizations in Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Burkina Faso. For info: WEbsite: www.visionsin; E-mail:

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