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.
Wadjda (Arabic), Tuesday, 21 October, 5:00 P.M. lecture, 5:30 P.M. screening; Wednesday, 22 October, 7:45 P.M.; Friday, 24 October, 9:45 P.M.; Saturday, 25 October, 3:45 P.M., flyer
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (Vietnamese), Tuesday, 21 October, 7:30 P.M.; Friday, 24 October, 5:00 P.M.; Saturday, 25 October, 11:00 A.M. and 5:45 P.M., flyer
The Well-digger's Daughter (French), Wednesday, 22 October, 5:30 P.M.; Friday, 24 October, 7:30 P.M., Saturday, 25 October, 1:30 and 8:15 P.M., flyer
"Pakistan–U.S. Relations: A Perspective on Regional Security Issues," His Excellency Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., 2:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
"India’s Global Future," Richard Fontaine, president, Center for a New American Security, NOON, 238 HRCB, flyer
"ISIS, Ebola, and Bodies that Fell from the Sky: A View of Global Crises from the UN," Somini Sengupta, UN bureau chief, New York Times, NOON, 238 HRCB, flyer
"New Europe vs. Old Europe: What Can the EU Do in the Ukraine Crisis?" Stefan Biedermann, deputy consul, German Consulate in Los Angeles, 2:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, flyer