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.