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Africa at Carleton: Spring 2002

Calendar of Events:
(Check regularly for up-dates and revisions)

April 3-May 8
Art and Life in Burkina Faso, Land of Upright People
Exhibition in the Art Gallery
Gallery hours: 12-6 pm M-W; 12-10 pm Th-F;
12-4 pm S-S.

Paul Riesman Photographs: The Fulani of Burkina Faso
Corridor Gallery (Lower level, Music and Drama Center)

Thursday, April 4
"From Northfield to Ouagadougou: Introduction to Burkina Faso"
Jimmy Kolker, '70, U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso
12-1:30 pm Gould Library Atheneum.
(Lunch provided)

Friday, April 5
Lecture and Opening Reception, Art and Life in Burkina Faso "Art and Life in Burkina Faso," lecture by Professor Christopher Roy, University of Iowa; with introduction by Ambassador Jimmy Kolker
5 pm 104 Boliou Hall
Reception with African food and Music
6:30 - 8 pm Art Gallery

8 pm Concert Hall
Speaking in Tongues.
The multicultural ensemble Speaking in Tongues, featuring four musicians, is an unprecedented combination of Chinese pipa, African and Middle Eastern percussion, and Latin bass.

Monday, April 8
Africa Awareness Panel I, with President Stephen R. Lewis, Professors Roy Grow and Robert Packer
7 pm, 305 Leighton
sponsored by SJMC (Social Justice Movement Coalition)

Thursday, April 18
African Film screening
7 p.m. 304 Leighton
Piece d'identite, 1998 by Mweze Ngangura (Democratic Republic of Congo). Dedicated to the African diaspora, this film traces the adventures of a man in search of his daughter in Belgium, where she was sent to be educated.

Thursday, April 25
"The Collector's Dilemma: Cultural Heritage Issues and African Art"
lecture by Professor Nancy Wilkie
Details to be announced

Friday, April 26
"Rural Development in Tanzania,"
Convocation lecture
Professor Jamie Monson
10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Thursday, May 2
BLACK HAWK DOWN, the documentary.
Film screening and discussion
7 p.m., 304 Leighton
sponsored by SJMC

Tuesday, May 7
"Ghana: On assignment for the Carleton Voice,"
Slide presentation by Anne Berdie '02.
Plus Off-Campus Photo Contest Awards.
7 p.m., Gould Library Atheneum

Thursday, May 9
African film screening
7 p.m., 304 Leighton
Xala (The Curse), 1974, Sembene Ousmane (Senegal). A comic moral tale set in a mythic african country, about wealth and the dangers of ostentatious display.

Thursday, May 16
African film screening
7 p.m., 304 Leighton
Yeelen, 1987, Souleymane Cisse (Mali). A filmic adaptation of the West African creation myth.

Thursday, May 23
Africa Awareness Panel #2 (Speakers TBA)
Great Hall
Sponsored by SJMC