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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

Popular Cultures in Africa

Fri, March 30, 2007

Africa Conference
"Popular Cultures in Africa"

Convener: Dr. Toyin Falola

March 30-April 1, 2007

2.102 Eastwoods Rm., Texas Union, University of Texas

Spanning over a three-day period, this conference will focus on the histories, genres, meanings, purposes, and impact of popular cultures throughout Africa.

Over a hundred scholars from throughout the globe will present papers examining various aspects of African popular cultures. Topics will range from country music in Zimbabwe to beer drinking habits throughout Ghana to issues of HIV/AIDS in African fiction.

Friday: 11 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Sponsored by: Department of History, Center for African and African American Studies


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