Africa Week 2009

Africa Week 2009

Posted: October 22, 2009
The African and African American Studies Interdisciplinary Unit, Aimable Twagilimana, coordinator, is proud to present Africa Week, October 26–30.

Monday, October 26
3:00–5:00 p.m.
E. H. Butler Library 210
Screening and discussion: The Front Line, directed by David Gleeson (2006)
Aimable Twagilimana, Professor, English

Tuesday, October 27

FOCUS ON AFRICANA SCHOLARSHIP

1:40–2:55 p.m.
Ketchum Hall 218
“Prashad, Aime Cesaire, and Colonial Discourse”
Barish Ali, Visiting Assistant Professor, English

“L. S. Senghor and the Harlem Renaissance”
Aimable Twagilimana, Professor, English

3:15–5:30 p.m.

E. H. Butler Library 210
“Development and Friendship in South Africa’s Limpopo Province”
Marcus Watson, Lecturer, Anthropology

“Islamic Reform, Darfur, and the Upcoming Elections in Sudan: True Unity or Disintegration?”
Haydar Badawi Sadig, Associate Professor, Communication, Medaille College

Book presentation: Religious Conflict and the Evolution of Language Policy in German and French Cameroon, 1885–1939 (Peter Lang, 2008), winner of the 2009 Alf Heggoy Prize
Kenneth Orosz, Assistant Professor, History and Social Studies Education

“Post-Election Violence in Kenya, 2007–2008”
Simeon Chilungu, Associate Professor, Anthropology

“ICTR’s Akayesu Case: Gender Jurisprudence in International Law”
Aimable Twagilimana, Professor, English

Wednesday, October 28

ENGLISH ALUMNI AND AFRICAN CONNECTIONS

3:00–5:00 p.m.
Caudell Hall 216
Screening and discussion: The Battle of Algiers
Barish Ali, Visiting Assistant Professor, English

5:00–7:00 p.m.
Ketchum Hall 212 (venue subject to change)
“Beyond the ‘Post’-Colonial within Modern Arabic Literature,” a reading of Naguib Mahfouz’s Arabian Nights and Days (Egypt) and Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North (Sudan)
Natalie Di Biase

“Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black: The Legacy of Apartheid and the Heritage of Guilt in Nadine Gordimer’s Fiction”
Deborah Martin

“Buffalo for Africa, Global Education, Genocide Education, and Visit to Rwanda (Summer ’09)”
Drew Beiter and Matthew Meader

Thursday, October 29
12:15–1:30 p.m.
Bulger Communication Center North
“Rawanda 1994 and Beyond”
Carl Wilkens

Friday, October 30
3:00–5:00 p.m.
Ketchum Hall 111
Screening and discussion: Cry, the Beloved Country, directed by Darrell James Roodt (1995)
Aimable Twagilimana, Professor, English
In collaboration with Sigma Tau Delta, Honor Society, English Department

This program was made possible by the Buffalo State Auxiliary Grants Allocation Committee, University College, the School of Natural and Social Sciences, and the English Department.
http://www.buffalostate.edu/africanamericanstudies/
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