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Colby’s African Studies Program will celebrate Africa Week April 5-12, with a week of lectures, films and performances devoted to African culture and society. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

Fri., Apr. 5
4 p.m.
The Challenge of Education in Urban South Africa

Alistair Witten, award-winning South African township principal
Whitney Room, Roberts Building

Sat., Apr. 6
8 p.m.
Colby African Drumming Ensemble and Sankofa

Led by Jordan Benissan (music), West African master drummer
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

Sun., Apr. 7
7 p.m.
Trends in African Cinema

Presented by Frank Ukadike, Tulane University
Hurd Room, Roberts Building

Sun., Apr. 7
8:15 p.m.
Showing of the film Lumumba

Introduction by André Siamundele (French)
Hurd Room, Roberts Building

Mon., Apr. 8
7 p.m.
The Politics of Crisis in Africa and the U.S. Response

Will Reno, Northwestern University
Robins Room, Roberts Building

Tues., Apr. 9
5 p.m.
Connecting With Africa: Stereotypes, Transformations, Encounters

Panel of African and American Students
Robins Room, Roberts Building

Tues., Apr. 9
7:30 p.m.
HIV/AIDS in South Africa: The New Struggle

Stephanie Kilroe, executive director, Lifeline/Childline West Cape
Room 01, F.W. Olin Science Center

Wed., Apr. 10
4 p.m.
The Arts of Inscription

Lecture-slideshow with Prita Meier and Kristina Van Dyke, Harvard
Whitney Room, Roberts Building

Thurs., Apr. 11
4 p.m.
Panel on Immigration, with Africans in Maine

Ahmed Hassan (Somalia), Egide Kanakana Enkul (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Joan-Marguerite Lado (Sudan)
Hurd Room, Roberts Building

Thurs., Apr. 11
8 p.m.
Tamawayt (The Keeper of the Secret)

One-woman show by Moroccan al’halqa performer Fatima Chebchoub
Page Commons Room, Cotter Union

Fri., Apr. 12
7 p.m.
From Africa to Maine: Two African Women Tell Their Stories

Yolande Matumbu (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Aminata Doumboya (Guinea)
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

Fri., Apr. 12
8 p.m.
RumbAfrica
–award-winning African dance band from Boston
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center