Past Events

Spring 2013

Writing the history of a nationalist/’traitor:’ Oscar Kambona and the perils of African political biography

When: Monday, April 22, from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Where: University Capitol Centre Room 2390
Presented by: James R. Brennan, assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Black Colony, White Memory: The Price of Commemorating Occupation in Rhodesia, 1890-1980

When: Monday, March 11, from 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Room 2520D, University Capitol Centre
Presented by: Ruramisai Charumbira, assistant professor in the Department of History, the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Texas-Austin.
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International Programs Dean Downing Thomas presented the African Studies Faculty of the Year Award to Dr. Edward Miner during the African Studies Program fall Baraza/meeting with African Writers at the International Writing Program. Miner is the bibliographer for African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Studies at the University of Iowa Libraries.

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Fall 2013

The Black Monday Movement: Re-energizing the Fight Against Official Corruption in Uganda

When: Monday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Executive Board Room of the University Capitol Centre, Room 2390
Presented by: Jacqueline Asiimwe, social justice and political rights activist from Uganda
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Reception for African IWP participants

When: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: University Capitol Center 2780

The UI African Studies Program cordially invites the university community and the general public to an informal reception for this year’s African participants in the International Writing Program. More Information

Queering the Indian Ocean: Gender, Sexuality and Language in Recent East African Indian Writing

When: Monday, Sept. 30, at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Gerber Lounge, 304 English Philosophy Building
Presented by: Dan Ojwang, associate professor of African literature in the School of Literature, Language and Media at the University of the Witwatersrand
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