Thursday, 17–Friday, 18 March
“Africa’s Ambiguous Adventure” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s l’Aventure ambiguë. Two events will be held in separate locations on Thursday; all Friday events will be held in B192 JFSB.
Thursday, 17 March
“The Clash of Culture and Faith in Colonial Africa: An Ambiguous Adventure”
Chantal Thompson, teaching professor of French Studies, BYU, and Cheikh Hamidou Kane, author, 11:00–11:50 a.m., JSB Auditorium
“An African Celebration”
Tributes to Cheikh Hamidou Kane, followed by an evening of African music and dance by Voice of Africa; 7:00–9:00 p.m., Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center
Friday, 18 March
“Ambiguous Adventure: A Witness of the Human Condition”
Mamadou Sy Tounkara, secretary general of the Committee for the 50th Anniversary of Ambiguous Adventure, 10:00–10:45 a.m.
“Reading l’Aventure ambiguë Then and Now”
Lydie E. Moudileno, professor of romance languages and graduate chair of French, University of Pennsylvania, 11:00–11:45 a.m.
“Ambiguous Adventure: From the Word to the word”
Souleymane Bachir Diagne, professor of French and director of graduate studies, Columbia University, 1:00–1:45 p.m.
“Partage du Sensible”
Abdourahman Wabéri, prize-winning author and Visiting professor, Claremont Colleges, 2:00–2:45 p.m.
Cheikh Hamidou Kane, 3:00–3:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact Chantal Thompson.
"Gender and Politics in Africa," Fatou Diop Sall, president of the Commission on Gender and Equity, Gaston Berger University, NOON, 238 HRCB, flyer
"Business Plan to Distribute Solar Lamps in Africa—Win $20,000," 6:00 P.M., W310 TNRB, flyer
Info Session, 11:00 A.M., 151 HRCB; students applying for FLAS are strongly encouraged to attend one of these Thursday sessions, flyer
"Evolution of the Family in Senegal," (in French) Fatou Diop Sall, president of the Commission on Gender and Equity, Gaston Berger University, sponsored by the French Department, 11:00 A.M., B192 JFSB, flyer
"Everything You Wanted to Know about Intelligence (But Don’t Know Who to Ask)," Bradford J. Bruton, retired CIA officer, 2:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
"Women's Rights vs. Traditions in West Africa," Fatou Diop Sall, president of the Commission on Gender and Equity, Gaston Berger University, sponsored by Women’s studies, NOON, B092 JFSB, flyer
"French Diplomacy in the 21st Century," Pauline Carmona, consul general of France, San Francisco, NOON, 238 HRCB, flyer