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ACASA Newsletter
No. 46, August 1996
dum 1996 Directory of M(


The Arts Council of the
African Studies Association

ACASA Board of Directors

William Dewey, President
Rowland Abiodun, Past President
Kathy Curnow, Secretary-Treasurer

Directors Retiring at the ASA Meeting 1996
William Dewey
Nii Quarcoopome
Janet Stanley

Directors Retiring at the ASA Meeting 1997
Jean Borgatti
Eugenia Herbert
Dele Jegede
Chris Mullen Kreamer
Rosalinde Wilcox

Membership Information (for residents of North America, Europe, Asia):
Kathy Curnow, ACASA Secretary-Treasurer
Department of Art
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115 USA
Telephone: (216) 687-2105
Fax: (216) 932-1315
e-mail: k.curnow@csuohio.edu

Annual dues are $35.00, payable in January. Checks payable to "ACASA" and
sent to Kathy Curnow. The ACASA Newsletter is published three times a year:
April, August and December.

Membership Information (for residents of Africa & the Caribbean):
Janet Stanley, ACASA Newsletter Editor
National Museum of African Art Library
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560, USA.
Telephone: (202) 357-4600 extension 285
Fax: (202) 357-4879
e-mail: libem010@sivm.si.edu

Cover illustration entitled "Africa'95 Images" (1996) by Elizabeth Orchardson-Mazrui (Kenyatta
University College)


ACASA Newsletter

No. 46, August 1996

The Editor thanks contributors to this August 1996 issue
of the newsletter: Arthur Abraham (Institute of African
Studies, University of Sierra Leone); John-Tokpabere
Agberia (University of Port Harcourt); Idris O. O. Amali
(University of Maiduguri); Josephine Andersen (South
African National Gallery Library); Eli Bentor (Winthrop
University); Judith Bettelheim (San Francisco State
University); Jeremy Coote (Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford);
Elsbeth Court (SOAS, London); Barbara Frank (SUNY,
Stony Brook); Rosalind Hackett (University of Tennessee);
Alisa LaGamma (Metropolitan Museum of Art); Richard
Pankhurst (Institute of Ethiopian Studies); Obiora
Udechukwu (University of Nigeria).

ACASA Elections for Board of Directors
ACASA Nominating Committee has put forward the
following members as candidates for election to the Board
of Directors. The election will take place at the ACASA
Business Meeting during the African Studies Association
meetings in San Francisco in November 1996. The
nominees are (in alphabetical order): Daniel Avorgbedor
(Ohio State University); Kathleen Bickford (Art Institute
of Chicago); Michael Harris (University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill); Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts.
According to ACASA By-Laws, nominated candidates
must indicate their willingness to serve with a statement
published in the ACASA newsletter preceding the election.
Following are the statements from the 1996 nominees:
Daniel Avorgbedor
I welcome this opportunity to be nominated to serve on
the ACASA Board of Directors. I have been greatly
impressed by the quality of theoretical and applied
research work on African art forms, as reflected in
ACASA member publications and professions. I have a
deep commitment to research publishing not only in the
areas of history and aesthetics of African art, but also in
building an interdisciplinary dialogue that is necessary for
confronting the intellectual challenges posed by the subject
of African art. As a member of the ACASA Board of
Directors I hope to work to encourage the exchange of
research ideas among diverse scholars, both local and
Kathleen E. Bickford
It is indeed an honor to be nominated to serve on the
ACASA Board of Directors. ACASA is a major proponent
of African art and culture both in this country and abroad,
and as an Africanist art historian I am committed to



1996 Elections
1966 ASA in San Francisco
Survey of Members
Book Distribution Program
People in the News

Career and Research
Publishing Opportunities
International News Round-Up

Noteworthy New Publications
Forthcoming Publications
Serial Notes
African Art on the Internet

Forthcoming Conferences
1996 Directory of ACASA
Members: Addendum

helping further the organization's activities in whatever
ways possible. I am also aware of the benefits I have
reaped from my membership in ACASA and feel strongly
that those who profit should also serve. As a Board
member I will enthusiastically support ACASA in its many
important endeavors.
Michael D. Harris
It is an honor to be nominated for service on the ACASA
Board of Directors. If elected I will work to sustain the
high level of dialogue and leadership the Board and the
organization have provided over the years and to continue
the evolutionary growth of ACASA in the coming years.
In addition, I would hope to serve as an advocate in
discussions within the field involving issues in
contemporary African art.

ACASA Newsletter / No. 46, August 1996 1

Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts
I am honored to be nominated to the Board of the Arts
Council of ASA. ACASA offers a critical service to
individuals and instiffitions working to increase
international awareness and understanding of African art.
In addition to supplying news and information, ACASA
serves as an intellectual crossroads where people and ideas
can and do intersect. ACASA also provides a necessary
platform for African art within the broader context of
African Studies, Art History, Anthropology, and the art
world at large.
If elected, I will help to continue the important work
ACASA has begun, and contribute to the development of
new activities and services that the organization might
offer its members and other audiences in the future. I am
especially dedicated to furthering collaborations among
African and Africanist scholars and professionals around
the world, and to ensuring greater African participation in
conferences, publications, and exhibition programs. I am
also committed to expanding the interdisciplinary
membership of the organization, and to strengthening the
theoretical and contemporary dimensions of the discipline
through ACASA-sponsored programs. I look forward to
the opportunity of serving this valuable organization.

ASA in San Francisco, November 23-27, 1996
Preliminary Arts Program of ASA Annual Meetings, 1996.
(This listing has not been finalized and is subject to

ACASA-sponsored Panel: "Ethics in the Field"
Chair Nii O. Quarcoopome (University of Michigan)
Participants: Rowland Abiodun (Amhurst College)
Alisa La Gamma (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Sarah Brett-Smith (Rutgers University)

ACASA-sponsored Panel: "Confronting the Colonial
Legacy: Exhibitions in Africa"
Chair: Paula Ben-Amos Girshick (Indiana University)
Papers: "Contested Terrain: Cultural Negotiation and the
Cape Coast Castle (Ghana)," by Christine Mullen Kreamer
(Smithsonian Institution)
"Exhibition Philosophy and Strategies at the National
Museum of Mali," by Mary Jo Amoldi (Smithsonian
"The Founding of the National Museum of Art in Maputo,
Mozambique," by Gilberto Cossa
"Colonial Palaces and Contemporary Culture" by Enid
Schidkrout (American Museum of Natural History)
Discussant: Ade Obayemi

Joint ACASA-MANSA-sponsored Panel: "The 'Other'
Masks: Leaf, Fiber and Fabric Masquerades"
Chair Barbara E. Frank (SUNY, Stony Brook)
Participants: Barbara E. Frank
Kate Ezra (Columbia College)
Kassim Kon6 (Indiana University)
Emily Hanna-Vergara (Spelman College)

Lamissa Bangali (University of Illinois)
Robert Soppelsa (Washbum University)
Peter Weil (University of Delaware)

MANSA-sponsored Panel: "Performance and Context in
Contemporary West African Epic Traditions"
Chair: Robert C. Newton (University of
Papers: "Past Meanings in the Present Tense" by Robert C.
"Breaking the Epic Barrier" by Aissata Gaarba Sidikou
"Inside Contexts of Epic Performance" by Laura Amtson
(University of Michigan)
"Wolof Language, Culture and Audience" by Samba Diop
(SUNY, Buffalo)
Discussant: Isadore Okpewho (tentative)

Panel: "Fieldwork, Methodology and Art History"
Chair Zoe S. Strother (Columbia University)
Papers: "Fieldwork and Homework: Locating West and
Non-west," by Ruth B. Phillips (Carlton University)
"Multiple Narratives, Multiple Voices" by Christraud
Geary (National Museum of African Art)
"Follow My Nose, Follow My Eyes" by Eli Bentor
(Winthrop University)
"Inside/Outside" by Salah Hassan (Comell University)
"Ethnography As Autobiography" by Suzanne Blier
(Howard University)

Panel: "South African Cinema: Politics and Aesthetics"
Chair: Ntongela Masilela (Pitzer College)
Papers: "From Zacharia to Marumu" by Isabel Balseiro
(Harvey Mudd College)
"Is the Post-apartheid Cinema Part of the Third Cinema?"
by Teshome Gabriel (UCLA)
"The Film Scholarship of Thelma Gutsche" by Ntongela
Masiela (Pitzer College)
"Let's Shake On It: Cry the Beloved Country on Film," by
Mark Beittel (Universita di Trento, Italia)
Discussant: Mathia Diawara (tentative)

Panel: "Art and Religion in Concert"
Chair Rowland Abiodun (Amherst College)
Papers: "The Challenge of Renewal in a Carving
Tradition" by Bruce M. Haight (Western Michigan
"Musical Invention as Cultural Rhetoric" by Daniel K.
Avorgbedor (Ohio State University)
"Igbo Musical Art and Religion" by Don Addison
(University of Oregon)
"Hunter Amulets as Expressions of Musical Creativity,
Power and Protection: A Case of Salif Keta," by Kim

Panel: "African Rhythms in the Diaspora"
Chair. Robert A. Blewett (Lawrence University)
Papers: "More than Bad Blood" by Rob K. Baum
(Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)
"Institutional Environment and Entrepreneurship" by

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Robert A. Blewett and Michael Farley
"A Cultural Analysis of Akin Euba's Wakar Duru," by
Godwin Sadoh (University of Pittsburgh)
"From Drums to Sound Systems" by Ernest D. Brown Jr.
(Williams College).
Discussant: Chris Waterman (tentative)
Panel: "Ethiopian, Eritrean and Ogaadan Female
Artists: Sojourners and Fighters"
Chair Conchita Ndege (North Carolina A & T State
Papers: "The Art of Kebedech Tekleab," by Kebedech
"Ethiopian Female Artists in America the 1990s: A Decade
of Triumph," by Mimi Wolford (Washington, DC)
"Female Artists of Uganda During the 1980s: A Decade of
Struggle," by Conchita Ndege (North Carolina A & T
State University)
Panel: "Fusions and Frictions in African Art"
Chair. David Binkley (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,
Kansas City)
Papers: "Cave Dwellers or Working Women?" by Patrick
Royer (University of Illinois)
"Two Movements of Contemporary Art in Southern
Africa," by Charles Schmidt (Chapungu Gallery, San
"Domesticating the Exotic" by Patrica Darish (University
of Kansas)
"Mistake Me Not for My Complexion" by Bemth Lindfors
(University of Texas at Austin)
Discussant: William J. Dewey (University of Iowa)
Roundtable: "Role of Music in the Process of African
Renewal: Current Issues"
Chair Cynthia Schmidt
Participants: Steven Friedson (University of North Texas)
Lois Anderson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Kazadi wa Mukuna (Kent State University)
Chris Waterman (University of Washington)
Lester Monts (University of Michigan)

Other Activities During ASA in San Francisco
There will be several Africa-related exhibitions taking
place during the African Studies Association meetings in
San Francisco in November. At the top of the list The
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, will
feature "An Eternity of Forest: Paintings by Mbuti
Women" and the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum will
show "A Selection from the African Collections." The two
museum are across the street from one another in Berkeley.

ACASA members are invited to a special reception on
Saturday, November 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 at the
Berkeley Museum. A round-trip charter bus ticket from the
Hyatt to the Berkeley Museum will cost $8.00. See
enclosed invitation for details.

The International Terminal Gallery at San Francisco
International Airport will feature an exhibition of African
furniture curated by Enid Schildkrout (American Museum
of Natural History). The James Willis Gallery, 77 Geary
Street top floor, will exhibit a special selection of African
terracottas. Especially for ACASA members, Jim Willis has
agreed to open on Sunday, November 24th from 11 a.m.
until 6 p.m. The M. H. De Young Memorial Museum
will exhibit the Michael Heide Collection of African Art.
The permanent collection of African art will also be on
view. Free admittance to the Museum will be granted on
presentation at the entrance of the conference badge. The
African American Center, San Francisco Public
Library, will also present an Africa-related exhibition.
Other local galleries that may have Africa-related
exhibitions include the Chapungu Gallery, Bomani Gallery,
and Jemigan-Weicker Fine Arts.

ACASA Survey of Members
The Board thanks those who completed and returned the
survey of members. For those of you who have not yet
returned the form, it is not too late to do so. The results of
the survey are being compiled and studied by the Board,
and a report will be published in a future issue of the
newsletter. Your opinions about future directions and
priorities for ACASA are critical. This is particularly so,
because the African Studies Association has given ACASA
the green light to procede with major fund-raising
activities, now that their endowment drive is over. The
programs to which ACASA funds are ultimately applied
will be determined by you. Return survey forms to:
Rosalinde Wilcox, Division of Fine Arts, Saddle Back
College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA
92692, USA. Telephone: (714) 582-4404. Fax: (714)

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Make check payable to ACASA. Include your name,
address and a daytime telephone number.
Contact: William Dewey, Department of Art
History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242.
Telephone: 319-335-1784. Fax: 319-335-1774. e-mail:

ACASA Book Distribution Program
In June 1996 the following publications were sent
(courtesy of Doran Ross and the African Studies Center,
African Arts Volume 28 (3) summer 1995
African Arts Volume 28 (4) autumn 1995
African Arts Volume 29 (1) winter 1996

In addition, a selection of the following were sent:
New Wsions: Recent Works by Six African Artists:
Rashid Diab, Angele Etoundi Essamba, David
Koloane, Wosene Kosrof, Houria Niati, Olu Oguibe /
curated by Salah M. Hassan, Okwui Enwezor.
Eatonville, Florida: The Zora Neale Hurston
National Museum of Fine Arts; Ithaca, NY: Africana
Studies and Research Center, Comell University,
1995. (courtesy of Salah Hassan and Comell

World on a glass plate: early anthropological
photographs from the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford /
by Elizabeth Edwards and Lynne Williamson (1981)
(courtesy of Jeremy Coote and the Pitt Rivers

Dogon clif dwellers: the art of Mali' mountain
people / by Pascal James Imperato (1978) (courtesy
of Gail Feher and Oc6anie Afrique Noire).

Arthur Abraham, Director of the Institute of African
Studies has been appointed to the Chair of African Studies
of the University of Sierra Leone, with effect from
September 1994.

In April 1996 Vincent Boulord successfully defended his
doctoral dissertation at Le Sorbonne, Paris. His dissertation
is entitled "Les masques Baould dans la C6te d'lvoire
Central: approaches historique et stylistique compares. (A
copy of his three-volume dissertation is available in the
National Museum of African Art Library).

Bolaji Campbell, artist and art lecturer at Obafemi
Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, will be artist-in-residence at

the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, during the fall
semester 1996. There he will be teaching a course in
African art and religion jointly with Rosalind Hackett,
who has arranged this residency through UT's linkage with
OAU. Campbell will participate in UT's African Week
1996 (see below under Forthcoming Conferences) and will
hold an exhibition of his paintings on campus.
For her work in Africa, Betty LaDuke was honored with
the national Ziegfeld Award of the U.S. Society for
Education through Art (USSEA). LaDuke spent the
summer of 1995 in Eritrea doing sketches and teaching
forty-five students. LaDuke's exhibition of paintings
"Eritrea: An American Perpsective" was on view at the
American Cultural Centre, Asmara. LaDuke's latest book,
Africa: women's art, women' lives, is expected to be
published later this year.

Alisa LaGamma has been appointed curator of African art
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She
received her doctorate in African art history from
Columbia University in 1995; her dissertation, based on
fieldwork in southern Gabon and the Republic of the
Congo, examined the performance of a masquerade
tradition and the pivotal role that it played in interpreting
local history and constructing political identity in the
region. During the past year, LaGamma worked on the
new permanent installation of African art at the Met,
which opened in February 1996.

Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie has been awarded a
pre-doctoral fellowship at the National Museum of African
Art, Smithsonian Institution, to complete research and
writing of his dissertation on the ideology of form in
contemporary Nigerian art, with particular reference to the
work of Ben Enwonwu. Ogbechie will be in residence
from July 1996 until June 1997. He can be reached at
(202) 357-4600 extension 235.

Simon Ottenberg will temporarily re-locate to
Washington, DC, from October 1996 for one year, where
he will continue to work on the forthcoming "Nsukka
school" exhibition at the National Museum of African Art.
The exhibition, which will open in fall of 1997, will
inaugurate a gallery to be named in memory of Sylvia H.
Williams. The gallery will to be a permanent space within
the Museum devoted to modem African art.

Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts in currently a J. Paul Getty
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Arts and Humanities (1996-97)
to continue field research in collaboration with Allen F.
Roberts and to write a manuscript on the painting,
calligraphy, and architecture associated with the Mourides.
a Sufi movement in Senegal. Her project is entitled
"Popular Islamic Art and the Inscription of Memory in
Urban Senegal."

Doran H. Ross, of the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural
History and curator of its African collection, became the
museum's director effective July 1, 1996. Ross, who has

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served as deputy director for fifteen years, succeeds
Christopher B. Donnan, who will return to full-time
teaching and research after serving as the Fowler's director
for 21 years. As deputy director since 1981, Ross has
overseen the development of exhibitions, acquisitions, and
He conceived and developed numerous projects that
gained international attention, including "Elephant: The
Animal and Its Ivory in African Culture"; "Crowning
Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head," and
"Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou." His first affiliation with
the Fowler Museum began in 1974, when he co-curated
the museum's first major traveling exhibition, The Arts of
Ghana," and co-wrote the critically acclaimed publication
that accompanied it.

Ruth S. Schaffner, 81, art dealer and collector, died
March 15th in Nairobi, Kenya. She ran galleries in Santa
Barbara and Los Angeles in the '70s and '80s, showing
such artists as David Hockney and Robert Therrien, as
well as local emerging artists. She regularly donated works
of art to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and, in 1985,
presented over 100 works to the University Art Museum at
UC Santa Barbara. That same year she moved to Kenya
and organized Watatu Gallery, which is devoted to
contemporary African art. Three years later she established
the Watatu Foundation, offering materials, technical
instruction, studio and exhibition space to African artists.
The foundation also helped create the African Art Center
in Nairobi.

Stephen Williams, 1948-1996, of Bulawayo, died July
24th from injuries sustained in a motor bike accident on
July 13th. He had recently been appointed Regional
Director of the National Gallery, Bulawayo, with effect
from February 1, 1996. Formerly head of the Mzilikazi Art
and Craft Centre in Bulawayo, Williams was also an artist,
art educator, and curator. He prepared a feasibility study
for the establishment of a regional art school in southern
Africa and was active in promoting collaboration among
artists in southern Africa. His loss is a devastating blow to
the art and museum communities in Zimbabwe, especially
in his hometown of Bulawayo.

Director, National Museum of African Art. The
Smithsonian Institution invites applications and
nominations for the position of Director, National Museum
of African Art. The Museum, which opened on the
National Mall in 1987, is dedicated exclusively to the
collection, exhibition, and study of ancient and

contemporary art of the entire African continent. The
facility serves as an art museum and a research and
reference center, housing photographic archives and a
research library, as well as exhibition galleries and public
education facilities. The Museum's collection comprises
more than 7,000 works of art in many different media.
Candidates should be knowledgeable in the field of
African art, possess strong leadership and management
skills, a strong vision for the future of the Museum, and
excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The
candidate must have experience or strong potential in areas
of fund raising and development. Previous museum and/or
academic experience, and publications in art or other
related fields are desirable.
Candidate evaluation will begin in early August, and
the position will remain open until filled. Nominations and
applications, together with a resume or CV, should be sent
to: Barbara Schneider, Secretary to the Search
Committee, Smithsonian Institution, Room SI-124,
MRC 013, 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC
20560, USA.

Art Historian, Tufts University/School of the Museum
of Fine Arts, Visual and Critical Studies, Boston.
Lecturer(s), PT, September 1996-May 1997. Candidates to
teach one of four courses in non-western fields: Africa,
Pacific Islands, Latin America, and Native America,
traditional and contemporary. MA, MFA, and Phd required,
three years teaching or comparable curatorial experience.
Candidates must demonstrate ability and interest in
teaching artists, as well as mastery of contemporary critical
approaches. Applications accepted until position filled.
Send letter of application, CV, names and addresses of
three references, and suggested course offerings to:
Dorothy Gillerman, Vis/Crit Search Committee, SMFA,
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.

Art Historian/Gallery Director, Mississippi State
University, Starkville, Mississippi. Assistant/Associate
Professor. Tenure track/nine month appointment. Salary
and benefits competitive, begin August 15, 1996. Teach
one to two courses per semester (undergraduate/graduate)
in specialized art history area, preferably in contemporary
issues (especially in electronic media) and/or non-western
area (Africa, Asia). Direct yearly (August-May) gallery
program in major university exhibition space. Promote and
seek external funding potentials for gallery program,
maintain small university collection. Terminal degree
(PhD) required, gallery/teaching experience preferred.
Review process began on June 1, 1996 and applications
will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of
intent, three letters of recommendation, vita, transcripts,
statement of teaching philosophy, sample of publications,
slides, video or disc formatted portfolio, samples of
student work, along with SASE to: Brent Funderburk,
Department Head and Chair, Search Committee,
Department of Art, Mississippi State University, P. O.
Box 5182, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Telephone:

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(601) 325-2970. Fax: (601) 325-3850. e-mail:
American Academy in Rome announces the Rome
Prize. The American Academy in Rome announces the
1997-98 Rome Prize fellowship competition in the fields
of visual arts, history of art, architecture, historic
preservation, conservation, graphic design, and
archaeology. Winner of the Rome Prize are selected by
rotating juries of prominent artists and scholars drawn
from all regions of the country. Each Rome Prize recipient
is provided with a stipend, travel funds, room and board,
and a study or studio in which to pursue independent work
for periods ranging from six months to two years at the
Academy's eleven acre, ten building facility in Rome. The
American Academy in Rome is the foremost American
overseas center for independent study and advanced
research in the fine arts and humanities. Applications may
be obtained by writing to: Programs Department,
American Academy of Rome, 7 East 60 Street, New
York, NY 10022-1001. Telephone: (212) 751-7200. Fax:
(212) 751-7220. Specify field of interest when requesting
an application. Deadline: November 15, 1996.
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
awards approximately six senior fellowships and twelve
visiting senior fellowships each year for study of the
history, theory and criticism of art, architecture, and
urbanism of any geographical area and any period.
Applicants should have held the PhD for five years or
more or possess a record of professional accomplishment.
Scholars are expected to reside in Washington, DC,
throughout their fellowship period and participate in the
activities of the center. The center will consider
appointments of associates who have obtained awards for
full-time research from other granting institutions and
would like to be affiliated with the center. For information:
CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
20565, USA. Telephone: (202) 842-6482. Fax: (202)
842-6733. http://www.capcon.net/casva. Deadline for
senior fellowship and associate appointments: October
1, 1996.

Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships:
1997-2000. Three-year postdoctoral fellowships in the
humanities and the arts available to scholars early in their
professional careers who have received the PhD or
comparable professional or artistic degree between January
1, 1994, and September 1, 1997. The purpose of the
fellowships is to provide financial and intellectual support
to individuals selected for scholarly or artistic
achievement, professional promise, and interdisciplinary
interests. Fellows are appointed as assistant professors in
appropriate departments and as postdoctoral fellows in the
Michigan Society of Fellows. They are expected to be in
residence in Ann Arbor during the academic years of the
fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one year, to
participate in the informal intellectual life of the society,
and to devote time to their independent research. Stipend:

$32,500. Application fee: $25. For information: Michigan
Society of Fellows, 3030 Rackham Building, University
of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070, USA.
Telephone: (313) 763-1259. e-mail: lbriefer@umich.edu.
Deadline: October 12, 1996.
Call for papers: "Whose art is it anyway? Art and
Ownership" is a conference sponsored by the Southeast
Modernist Council, January 18, 1997, at the Cummer
Museum of Art and Gardens, focusing on issues of
possession, both of object and idea, from Byzantium to
Berlin. Topics might include stylistic and thematic
appropriation, the theft of cultural patrimony and the
ensuing moral and political dilemmas, the art of forgery,
and questions of artistic originality. Papers are encouraged
from a variety of disciplines. Send abstract and c.v. to:
Conference, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, 829
Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA.
Deadline: September 16, 1996.

Call for papers: Art Journal is seeking submissions for
an issue devoted to performance art. Guest Editor Martha
Wilson is soliciting both theoretical articles and eyewitness
accounts of significant performance art events. Send precis
to: Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace, 112 Franklin
Street, New York, NY 10013-2980, USA. e-mail:
ffurnace@interport.net Deadline: October 31, 1996.

News from Denmark
"Images of Africa '96," Denmark, June to July 1996. The
third "Images of Africa" festival was held in Copenhagen
and a number of other towns from June 14 to July 6,
1996. This festival serves as the largest European platform
for African arts and culture, helping to give a more
balanced view of the complexity of the music, literature,
theatre, dance, an visual arts scene of the African
continent. The theme of Africa '96 was "Africa and the
World," focusing on the position of Africa in the new
cultural world order integrating African culture with an
extensive development education program on the role of
Africa in global development. Many of Africa's most
prominent artists and intellectuals were featured in the
festival program, which included concerts of traditional
and modem music and song, theatre and dance
performances, photographic, painting and sculpture
exhibitions, presentation of traditional life, rituals and
spirituality, writers' meetings and seminars, political
debates, workshops, and activities for children and young
people. For information contact: Images of Africa,
Mejlgade 49, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. Telephone: -45
19-77-66. Fax: 445 19-70-61.

ACASA Newsletter / No. 46, August 1996

News from Ethiopia
Petition for Return of Aksum Obelisk. In the first three
weeks of June 1996, more than 13,000 of the inhabitants
of Aksum, the largest number of signatories in Ethiopia
ever to have joined together on a single issue, signed an
important petition. It demanded the immediate return from
Rome of the Aksum obelisk, looted on the personal orders
of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in 1937, and not
yet returned in accordance with Article 37 of the 1947
Peace Treaty between Italy and the United Nations.
In this petition the people of Aksum demanded the
immediate restitution of the 24-meter obelisk, which is
believed to date from before the early fourth century BC.
The obelisk, the second largest of Aksum's three main
obelisks, is taller, and considerable finer than the one
currently standing in Aksum.
The historic Aksum People's Petition reads as follows:

"We, the people of Aksum, recall that our second
largest obelisk was unjustly taken from our city by
fascist Italy in 1937;
"We further recall that this obelisk should have been
returned in accordance with Article 37 of the Italian
Peace Treaty with the United Nations, which specified
that all loot taken from Ethiopia after 3 October 1935,
i.e., the date of the fascist invasion, should be returned
within 18 months;
* "We also recall that the Ethiopian Federal Parliament
passed a unanimous resolution, on 8 February of this
year, demanding for the obelisk's immediate return;
* "We too are most anxious to see the obelisk, our
priceless historical heritage, returned to Aksum as soon
as possible, and, supporting the Ethiopian Parliament's
unanimous resolution, hereby petition for our obelisk's
immediate restitution.

News from France
The Mus&e national des arts d'Afrique et d'Oceanie
(MAAO) in Paris has acquired a major collection of 260
works of Nigerian sculpture from the Barbier-Mueller
collection. The collection includes Ibibio, Igbo, Idoma, Ijo
and Cross River material, as well as Yoruba and Benin
objects. Accompanying the objects are studies made of the
collection by twenty-eight specialists including William
Fagg, Ekpo Eyo, and Frank Willett. These studies will
form the basis of the catalog that will be published for the
opening in 1997. from Wrld of tribal arts, spring 1996.

News from Ghana
The exhibition "Contemporary Glimpses" will feature the
work of four Ghanaian artists at the National Theatre
Exhibitions Hall, Accra, October 1-8, 1996. The four are
Kofi Dawson, Wiz Kudowor, Larry Otoo, and Kofi

News from Great Britain
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. "Stories from
South Africa," an exhibition consisting of a series of
displays chosen and designed by the Museum's students in
consultation with Museum staff, opened on April 25th and
will be on view until the end of 1996. The displays
include "History," "Music and Dance," "Beaded Belts,"
"Art for Sale," "Collecting in the Cape," and "Shamanic
Art of the San People," as well an audio-visual display on
the kingdoms of the Zulu. The exhibition is presented in
co-operation with Oxfordshire County Council; it is hoped
that local schools will make good use of it. It has not been
possible to produce a publication to go with the exhibition,
but a list of the objects exhibited, with accompanying texts
and captions, is available from the Museum. Photographs
of a number of objects from the exhibition (along with
other items from the Museum's South African collections)
are reproduced in colour in Oxford & South Africa, a new
publication of the University of Oxford's External
Relations Office.
As announced in the last issue of the ACASA
newsletter, a new permanent display on Khami Ruins is in
preparation. In addition, the Museum's display on the
Ugandan Kingdoms has been dismantled, prior to its
re-installation later in the year. This will draw on the
Museum's substantial holdings of Ugandan material,
mostly the result of donations from the Reverend John
Roscoe. It will focus on the theme of status and prestige
and provide a fascinating comparison with two other
adjacent permanent displays on the same theme focusing
on the Northwest Coast of America and Nuristan.
Recently, Jeremy Coote had the opportunity to meet
with colleagues in Cape Town and New York while
couriering loans. Recent visitors to the Museum have
included John Pemberton, Patricia Darish, David Binkley
and Verkijika Fanso. As usual, these visits have resulted in
a number of re-identifications and other additions to the
Museum's records on its African collections. So, as usual,
Jeremy extends an invitation to ACASA members to make
a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum a part of any trip to the
Inquiries about any of the above or about the
Museum's African collections in general should be
addressed to: Jeremy Coote, Pitt Rivers Museum, South
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, UK. Telephone: 44 1865
270929. Fax: 44 1865 270943; e-mail: jeremy.coote@
"Visual Arts in a Post-Apartheid South Africa," Scbhoo
of Oriental and African Studies, University of London,
June 14, 1996. Organized by The Centre of Afican
Studies, this conference was in conjunction with twr
exhibitions of modem art from South Afrca at the Otoerr
Gallery in London (see next paragraph). The speakers
addressed the changing concerns of artists and curWas aW
the context of the end of apartheid. For furthe-r infewantwa
contact: Jackie Collis, Centre of African Studi 6 SOAS,

ACASA Newsletter / No. 46, August 1996

Russell Square, London WC1H OXG. Telephone: (171)
323-6395. Fax: (171) 323-6254. e-mail: cas@soas.ac.uk
October Gallery, London, is featuring two back-to-back
exhibitions of South African artists. The first "South
Africa I: At the Forefront," May 16-June 15, 1996, was
followed by "South Africa U: Tradition in Transition,"
June 20-July 27, 1996. The second show demonstrates the
way in which long-standing cultural traditions have been
adapted and continue to adapt -- to the rapidly
changing conditions of the modem world, often creating
unique cultural hybrids in the process. On exhibition will
be the sculpture of Jackson Hlungwane, Thomas Kgope,
Johannes Maswanganye, and Willie Bester. For
information, contact: The October Gallery, 24 Old
Gloucester Street, London. Telephone: (0171) 242-7367.
Fax: (0171) 405-1851.
"Artists of Africa: A Partnership with Britain in the
Arts." Following Africa '95, the British Council has
created a panel (poster) exhibition for twenty of its offices
in Africa. The panels are a way of publicizing the Africa
'95 experience; they feature information on visual arts,
music, new writing, theater, dance and film. The
organizers hope it will "enable artists to lear from each
other and serve their respective communities." A list of
catalogs and contacts relating to Africa '95 is available.
For information on these materials and.the Africa '95
archive, contact: Kat Bligh, Serious Ltd, Windsor House,
Kingsway, London WCV2B 6SD, UK. Telephone:
(0171) 405-9900. Fax: (0171) 405-9911. culled from
West Africa April 29-May 5, 1996.

News from Kenya
4th Nairobi International Cultural Festival, Nairobi,
December 1996. The Nairobi Cultural Institute is
organizing its Fourth Nairobi International Cultural Festival
to be held in Nairobi, December 5-8, 1996. The festival
features art exhibitions, performing arts including music
and dance, drama, poetry, fashion shows of African design,
and handicrafts. For more information, contact: Joseph
Amisi, Festival Director, Nairobi Cultural Institute,
Ngong Road/George Padmnore Lane, P.O. Box 10369,
Nairobi, Kenya. Telephone: 254-2/569205. Fax:

News from Madagascar
Fire destroys the Rova. The Rova Palace in
Antananarivo, Madagascar, burned to the ground on
November 6, 1995. The seat of the Merina monarchy since
1610, the Rova complex was considered a priceless
cultural heritage site and its destruction has serious
political and social ramifications. During the fire, the
gathered crowd was able to rescue 1,675 of the
approximately 6,700 items that had been inventoried by
the Ministry of Culture. A national committee for the

reconstruction of the palace, and two fund raising groups,
one directed by Unesco, have been established.

Report from Barbara Frank. A special exhibition opened
at the Musde d'Art et d'Arch6ologie, Institut de
Civilisations (Universit6 d'Antananarivo) in March of
1996. The exhibition includes both archaeological and
ethnographic materials, maps and wall texts discussing the
cultural connections of Madagascar to the East African
coast and across the Indian Ocean. The showpiece of the
exhibit is a Sakalava bird recently repatriated after
appearing on the European art market. Also included are
soapstone vessels and a display of Chinese and Arab
ceramic fragments from archaeological sites on the
northwestern coast. The ethnographic materials include a
very worn Teza memorial post carved in wood, some
Sakalava figures, and a necklace of different kinds of
wood from which powders are scraped by a traditional
healer to combat different health problems. The permanent
collections at the museum are very well done, with good
contextual and process photographs. They have some
lovely well-mounted textiles, contemporary ceramics and
other well-made craft items. I was especially intrigued by
a scale model of a weaver commissioned from a
Zafimaniry carver.
For those planning to travel to Madagascar, I can
recommend trying to get to the ethnographic museum at
Ilafy, one of the sacred hills on the outskirts of the
sprawling capital of Antananarivo. It is a rough road
(four-wheel drive recommended) or quite a hike, but worth
the effort. The view is spectacular (as it is from almost
any of the hills in and around the capital). The museum is
housed in a lovely two story wooden structure built by
Jean Laborde in the late 18th century. They have a nice
collection of the more familiar Mahafaly tomb sculptures,
as well as some examples of Zafimaniry, Betsileo and
Sakalava wood carving. The main room has a
reconstruction of a fairly typical domestic setting from
hearth and water jars, to stools for guests, iron lamps and
game boards. There are displays of different house models,
musical instruments, hairstyles, tools, and contemporary
basketry and crafts. A small case holds several "African"
objects, including some horns stuffed with all kinds of
medicinal and powerful materials.

News from Nigeria
Mbari Lives. The Mbari Club has risen from the ashes
and has taken flight at Demas Nwoko's New Culture
Studio in Ibadan, Nigeria. On the occasion of his 60th
birthday in 1995, Nwoko planted the seeds of revival with
this invitation: "The growth of the professional practice in
performing arts and industrial arts have been experiencing
directional problems. I am one of those who have always
believed that a solution could be found in the
establishment of physical facilities which will provide the
platform for creative people of all disciplines to congregate
and develop viable languages and mediums to anchor their

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practice. The Artists and Writers Club (Mbari Club)
performed this role in the 1960s and gave the right
impetus to the emergence of our first generation,
post-independence artists and writers. My experience as
teacher of the arts in our university system also convinced
me that complementary professional practice studios are
imperative for continuous growth and development of
artists and writers. They will provide secure and affordable
facilities for experimentation and development of creative
ideas without negative pressures."
The New Culture Studio already includes a 400-seat
amphitheater; a dance rehearsal studio; a 16/35 mm film
laboratory; a technical room for lighting and sound;
various artists workshops; and exhibition galleries. At the
back of the studios is the New Club, a place for artists
and writers to interact in an atmosphere of good food and
music. Already several original Mbari Club members have
been joined by a growing membership of new and
established artists and writers.
Despite a serious lack of funds, these Mbarites have
already hosted a number of distinguished visitors and are
well on their way to creating the artistic dynamic of the
old Mbari Club. The Secretary-General of the new club is
Jare Ajayi, who can be reached at the New Culture
Studio, Oremeji Heights, Ibadan, Nigeria. Telephone:
234-28-10-3469. -culled from West Africa (London) May
20-26, 1996.
angala Artists. A select group of lecturers and professional
artists affiliated with the University of Port Harcourt,
Rivers State College of Education-Ndolo, Port Harcourt,
and the Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku,
have established themselves as a practicing group known
as "The angala Artists." The aim of the group is to bring
to light issues of contemporary discourse drawn from the
traditions of the Niger-Delta in which all the artists
practice through the medium of art exhibitions, seminars,
symposia, art fairs, and lectures.
The name for the group, angala (the mangrove tree of
the Delta swamps) symbolizes toughness, strength,
ruggedness, sustainability, and self-reliance. Consisting of
eleven men and women, the group includes
John-Tokpabere Agberia, Taribo Briggs, Goodliffe Daka,
Enenajor, Jude Eseurhobo, Uche Ogbuaku, Nwanze,
Antonia West, Inyang Umoh, Pius Waritimi, and Benibo
The maiden exhibition of the group, "Forms and
Symbols of the Niger-Delta," is scheduled for November
25 to December 9, 1996, at the Rivers State Museum,
State Secretariat, Port Harcourt. Patrons of the group
include E. J. Alagoa, L. E. Nwosu, Roland Okpoko, and
The National Gallery of Art, Lagos. For more information,
contact: The Coordinator, The angala Artists, P.O. Box
432, Uniport P. O., Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

News from Sierra Leone
The Institute of African Studies (AS) celebrated IAS
Week November 27 to December 1, 1995 with an
exhibition mounted by the renowned artist, Kwame A. L.
Harleston. The exhibition comprised twenty-six paintings
in oil and ink washes and twenty-two graphic works, all of
which were historical, cultural and social commentaries.

News from South Africa
African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa. The Centre's
1996 exhibitions include KwaZulu wood sculptures, grass
and telephone wire baskets, and a show of Azaria
Mbatha's linocuts with sculptures by Philemon Sangweni,
Zamokwake Gumede and Zasi Nkosi. For information,
contact: African Art Centre, Box 803, Durban 4000,
South Africa.

News from the United States
"Enduring Rhythms" at the Met. The exhibition
"Enduring Rhythms: African Musical Instruments and the
Americas," which opens at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art on October 3, 1996, will feature approximately
seventy-five instruments from the Department of Musical
Instruments and the Department of Arts of Africa, Oceania,
and the Americas and other New York collections. The
show, curated by Kenneth Moore, examines similarities
and differences in instruments from Africa and the African
Diaspora. "Enduring Rhythms" will be on view until
March 30, 1997.

"Isn't S/he a doll? Ritual and Play in African
Sculpture," an exhibition at UCLA's Fowler Museum of
Cultural History from November 17, 1996 to August 24,
1997, will feature more than 120 works from nineteen
African countries, which survey the rich variety of forms
and functions that characterize African conceptions of what
the Western world calls "dolls." Made from wood, clay,
beads, gourds, wax, tar or plastic, African dolls are used
the mark initiations, symbolize marriages, promote fertility
and represent the dead, in addition to serving as playthings
and collector's items.

A gift of African art donated by William W. Brill has
made the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, one of the
largest repositories of African art in New England. A
portion of this gift is currently on view at the museum in
"African Words, African Art: The William W. Brill

"Changing Course in Art History" is the subject of an
article by Scott Heller in the Chronicle of higher education
(Washington, DC) May 3, 1996 (pages A19-A20). Heller
reports that the way art history is taught in the United
States is moving away from traditional surveys and
shifting toward a study of critical approaches. Among the
universities which are adopting more experimental,

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integrated curricula are Northwestern University and
Swarthmore. One component of "non-traditional"
approaches is to include more African and other world art
traditions than has been done in the past.
Have survey texts kept up? See Art journal summer
1996 for a combined review of new or new editions of the
standard art historical surveys Gardner, Janson, Skotstad
and Silver.

News from Zimbabwe
Bulawayo art scene. When the Bulawayo Gallery of Art
became the National Gallery in Bulawayo in 1994, the
intention was that it would have a SADC regional focus
and that it would place an active role in the promotion of
closer ties within the cultural milieu of Southern Africa.
To this end, Stephen Williams, the Director, was in Beira,
Mozambique, in March to coordinate the Teu Coracao
["from the heart"] Workshop at the the Casa Provincial de
Cultural. Twenty Mozambican artists participated in the

1996 exhibitions at the National Gallery in Bulawayo
in the first half of 1996 include "Contemporary Graphics:
Permanent Collection of the French Island of Reunion";
"Botswana Thoughts: Recent Paintings by Veryan
Edwards," one of Botswana's leading abstract painters;
"Isu lobuciko," recent work by Voti Thebe and Tomy
Ndebele; and "Namhle lekusasa," painting, sculpture and
graphics by Zimbabwe's rising young artists, in association
with Gallery Delta, Harare.

"Zimbabwe Heritage," the annual national art
competition and exhibition, is shown first in Harare and
then in Bulawayo. From 1997, however, the official
opening will take place alternately in Bulawayo and
Harare. This more equitable arrangement will help
ameliorate the second class status often felt by artists in

African form and imagery: Detroit collects; [exhibition,
Detroit Institute of Arts, 1996] / introduction by Nii
O. Quarcoopome. Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts,
1996. 110pp., 50 color illus. ISBN 0-89558-145-0.
Price: $19.95.

Archaeology of the African Diaspor in the Americas /
by Theresa A. Singleton and Mark D. Bograd.
Tucson: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1995.
87pp. Available from: Society for Historical
Archaeology, P. O. Box 30446, Tucson, AZ 85751.
Telephone: (602) 886-8006.

Art centre Apartheid/Art against Apartheid: 78 artistes
des annies 80/78 Artists from the 80's; [exhibition
organized by the United Nations; foreword by
Barbara Masekela. Paris: Association FranCaise

d'Action Artistique, Ministare des Affaires
ltrangBres, 1995. 141pp. illus. Note: This
international art exhibition, which was originally on
view in Europe in 1983, travelled to its "final
resting place" in Cape Town in 1995.

Bedu is my lover: five stories about Bondoukou and
masquerading / edited by Karel Amaut and
Elizabeth Dell. Brighton: Green Centre for
Non-Wester Art at The Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery
nad Museums, Brighton, 1996. 32pp. Available from:
The Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery and Museums, 4/5
Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 lEE,
UK. Fax: (01273) 779108. Price not stated.

Black Athena revisited / edited by Mary R. Lefkowitz and
Guy MacLean Rogers. Chapel Hill: University of
North Carolina Press, 1996. 522 pages. Price: $55
hardcover, $19.95 paperback. Essays in which
classicists and other scholars evaluate the claims
made in Martin Bemal's Black Athena: the
Afroasiastic roots of classical civilization.

Caribbean festival arts / by Judith Bettelheim and John W.
Nunley, is now available in paperback: $2250 plus
tax and shipping. Total: $27.41. Order from: San
Francisco State University Bookstore, 1650
Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA.
Inquires to: Magie Crystal at: (415) 338-2650. Fax:
(415) 338-1450

Dak'Art 96: Biennale de l'art africain contemporain;
[Dakar, Sdnegal, 9-15 Mai 1996]. Paris: Cimaise,
1996. 100pp. Price not stated.

Decorated homes in Botswana / by Sandy Grant and
Elinah Grant. Mochudi, Botswana: Phuthadikobo,
1995. ISBN 9991201408. Address: Phuthadikobo
Museum, P. O. Box 367, Mochudi, Botswana.
Telephone/fax: (267) 377238. Price not stated.

Dreams and reverie: images of otherworld mates among
the Baule, West Africa / by Philip L. Ravenhill.
Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press,
1996. xv, 102pp. color illus. ISBN 1-56098-650-6.
Price: cloth $29.95.

Early Asante / by Peter and Ama Shinnie. 20pp. Order
from: Peter Shinnie, Department of Archaeology,
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
T2N 1N4. Price: $5.00 Canadian.

Excavations at Jennn-Jeno, Hambarketolo, and Kaniana
(Inland Niger Delta, Mali), the 1981 season / by
Susan McIntosh. (University of California
Publications Anthropology series, volume 20).
656pp. ISBN 0-520-09785-8. Order from:
California-Princeton Fulfillment Services, 1445
Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08918. Telephone
orders: 1-800-777-4726. Fax: 1-800-999-1958. Price:
$78.00 paper.

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Ezumeezu: essays on Nigerian art and architecture, a
festschrift for Demas Nwoko / edited by Obiora
Udechukwu and Chika Okeke. Lagos: Vista Books,
1996. A collection of essays on the state of art and
architecture in Nigeria, as well as a forum for
discussing the art of Derias Nwoko. Contributors
include Ikem Okoye, Nkiu Nzegwu, Frank
Aig-Imoukhuede, Nimmo Bassey, Chijioke Onuora,
Chinua Achebe.

Islamic art & architecture in Uganda / by Burban
Ssebayigga. Kampala: African Research Centre for
the Preservation of Islamic Heritage, 1995. [3], 26
leaves. Address of publisher. 3 Nakivubo Mews,
Nakivubo Green, P. O. Box 9312, Kamapala,
UGANDA. Telephone/Fax: 26-041-250530.

Kings, commoners and cattle at Zimbabwe tradition sites
/ by Carolyn Thorpe. Harare: National Museums and
Monuments of Zimbabwe, 1995. 130pp. (Museum
memoir (new series) no. I). Order from: The
Librarian, Museum of Human Sciences, P. O. Box
CY33, Harare, Zimbabwe. Price: $10.00/R38.00.

Masques. Suivi d'un texte de Leo Frobenius (1898).
Paris: Mus6e Dapper, 1995. 419pp. color illus. Price:
$70.00/295FF. Contains translated excerpts from
Frobenius' Die Masken und Geheimbiinde Afrikas
(Halle, 1898).

Mohammed Kacimi: peintures, patels, dessins, icrits.
Paris: editions Revue Noire, 1996. 198pp. illus.
[Moroccan painter]. Price: 340FF

Miscast: negotiating the presence of the Bushmen /
edited by Pippa Skotnes. Cape Town: University of
Cape Town Press, 1996. 380pp. ISBN
0-7992-1652-6. Price: R268.00.

Oshogbo-Nsukka: Zwei Richtungen in der
zeitgenossischen Kunst Nigerias. Werke von: Bisi
Fabunmi, Marcia Kure, l7jani Mayakiri, Rufus
Ogundele, Obiora Udechukwu, Dil Humphrey
Umezulike; Eine Ausstellung des Kulturkreises
Gersthofen in Zusammenarbeit mit art arc,
Bayreuth im Rathaus der Stadt Gersthofen, 5 Mai,
bis 24, Mai 1996 / text by Norbert Aas. Limited
edition. Bayreuth: Art Arc, 1996. 17 leaves. illus.
Available from: Art Arc, Adolf-von-Gross-Strasse 8,
95445 Bayreuth, Germany.

Ouidah: a travers ses fites et patrimoines familiaux /
edited by Alexis B. A. Adand6. Cotonou: Les
Editions du Flamboyant, 1995. 82pp. ISBN
2909130290. Price not stated. [reviewed in African
book publishing record 22 (1): 7, 19961.

Peoples and cultures of Uganda / by Richard Nzita and
Mbaga Niwampa. London: Fountain Publishers,
1995. 166pp. Price: $30.00/16.75.

Plundering Africa's past / edited by Peter J. Schmidt and
Rodrick J. McIntosh. Bloomington: Indiana

University Press, 1996. 320 pages, 16 b-&-w photos.
Price: paper $19.95; cloth $39.95. Among the
contributors are Samuel Sidib6, Paul Nkwi, Henry
Drewal, Merrick Posnansky, Francis Musonda, C.
Kusimba, N. J. Karoma, and Thomas H. Wilson.

Recordings: a select bibliography of contemporary
African, Afro-Caribbean and Asian British art /
written and compiled by Melenie Keen and
Elizabeth Ward. London: Institute of International
Visual Arts in collaboration with Chelsea College of
Art and Design, 1996. 144pp. ISBN 1-899846-069.
Price: 9.95.

The South African National Gallery CD-ROM. The South
African National Gallery Library newscutting
collection and index for 1992 and 1993 is now
available on CD-ROM. Updates will be periodically
issued. The 1994 to 1995 updates should be ready
early next year. To order: Josephine Andersen,
SANG Library, P. O. Box 2420, Cape Town 8000,
South Africa. Telephone: (021) 451628. Fax: (021)
4610045. e-mail: joey@gem.co.za Price for 1992
and 1993: R450.00.

Studies on the exhibition African Reflections. Special
feature in: Elvehjem Museum of Art bulletin/annual
report 1993-95. Madison: Elvehjem Museum of Art,
University of Wisconsin, 1996. ISSN 0730-2266.
Contributed essays by Henry Drewal, Allen F.
Roberts, David Binkley, Patricia Darish, and Enid

Tracingstatement the spirit: ethnographic essays on
Haitian art / by Karen McCarthy Brown.
Davenport, IA, 1996. 112pp. Price: $29.95.

Van Katrol tot Kunstwerk: Weefkatrolhouders uit West
Africa / by Jacques Vogelzang; with a summary
Heddle pulleys from West Africa (pp. 84-85).
's-Gravenhage: Vereniging Vriended van Etnografica;
Groningen: Gerardus van der Leeuw, 1996. 88pp.
illus. ISBN 90-8008 324-0. Price not stated.

Working of miracles: photography in Madagascar
1853-1865, William Ellis / text by Simon Peers.
London: The British Council, 1995. The catalog of
an exhibition of photographs taken by The Reverend
William Ellis, who was a missionary in Madagascar.
The exhibition opened in London and in Tana, and
was to have been installed in the Queen's Palace

Yoruba sacred kingship: a power like that of the gods /
by John Pemberton. Washington, DC: Smithsonian
Institution Press, July 1996. 256pp. 26 color, 7
b-&-w plates. illus. ISBN 1-56098-631-X. Price:

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African ethonyms: index to art-producing peoples of
Africa / by Daniel Biebuyck, Susan Kelliher, and
Linda McRae. Boston: G. K. Hall, December 1996.
325pp. ISBN 0-7838-1532-8 cloth. Price: $95.00.

Arts of Africa: an annotated bibliography. Volume 5:
1991 / by Janet L. Stanley. Atlanta: African Studies
Association Press, August 1996. 332pp. Order from:
African Studies Association, Credit Union Building,
Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone:
(404) 329-6410.

Drawn from African dwellings / by Jean-Paul Bourdier
and Trinh T. Minh-ha. Bloomington: Indiana
University Press, 1996. 320 pages, 225 b&w photos,
141 illustrations. Price: cloth $59.95.

The gelede spectacle: art, gender, and social harmony in
an African culture / by Babatunde Lawal. Seattle:
University of Washington Press, November 1996.
304pp. ISBN 0-295-97527-X cloth. Price: $40.00.

African archaeological review has been taken over by
Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York,
beginning with volume 13, no. 1, March 1996.
(Volume 12 was 1994; no issues were published in
1995). The new editor is Fekri A. Hassan. ISSN
0263-0338. Order from: Plenum Publishing
Corporation, Attention: Dept. JD, 233 Spring Street,
New York, NY 10013-1578. Fax: (212) 807-1047.
Subscription prices: $100.00 (institutional); $35.00

Art libraries journal 20 (4) 1995 is a special issue
devoted to South Africa, edited by Josephine
Andersen. Included is a "Checklist of art information
resources in South African libraries with an
addendum of late and complete entries" (pp. 27-45).

Benin studies newsletter. Volume 1, no. 1, January-April
1996. Published by the Institute for Benin Studies,
43 Costain Road, New Benin, P. O. Box 12708,
Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Cahiers d'itudes ofricaines. 36 (1-2) cahiers nos. 141-142,
1996. Special issue entitled "Images" focuses on the
production of images of and about Africa. Guest
editor Bogumil Jewsiewicki. Among the contributors
are Corinne Kratz, Achille Mbembe, Steven Kaplan,
Frangois Pouillon, Jean-Franqois Wemer,
Jean-Bernard Ou&draogo, Nigel Worden, Nancy van
Leyden, Francois Warin, Sabine Comelis, and
Corinne Wable. Order from: CID, 131 Boulevard
Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France. Price: 180FF

Ganga, the journal of the University of Maiduguri's
Department of English, is again in circulation. The

editor welcomes scholarly articles on language and
literature, criticism, book reviews, and creative
works (poetry, short stories). Submit contributions to:
Editor, Ganga; a journal on language and literature,
Department of English, University of Maiduguri, P.
M. B. 1069, Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Metronome; publication inter-culturelle des arts
plastiques = intercultural publication of the visual
arts (Dakar, London) no. 0, Mai/May 1996. Editor:
Clementine Deliss. To subscribe: Metronome, 4 St.
Lawrence Terrace, London W10 5SX, UK.
Telephone/Fax: 44181-969-9764.

NGB newsletter. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: National Gallery
in Bulawayo [P. O. Box 1993]. bi-monthly.

Revue noire. Back issues of Revue noire are available @
$22.00/140FF. Also available are a series of "Grand
Livres" on African artists Fr6d6ric Bruly
Bouabr6, Ousmane Sow, Mohammed Kacimi, Rotimi
Fani-Kayode. Order from: Editions Revue Noire, 8
rue Cels, 75014 Paris, France.

H-AfrArts goes live. ACASA has a new place on the
Internet. Our new H-AfrArts listserv is a moderated
electronic network for scholars and sponsored students,
teachers, artists, librarians, and all others interested in the
serious study of African expressive culture. H-AfrArts is
dedicated to informed consideration of teaching and
research about African expressive culture at all levels of
interest and complexity. The H-AfrArts network (and the
H-AfrArts discussion forum) will be edited by Michael
Conner of Indiana University, and Ray Silverman of
Michigan State University: Michael Conner conner@ucs.
indiana.edu Raymond Silverman ras@h-net.msu.edu The
Arts Council of the African Studies Association and the
H-Net (Humanities-on-Line) family of electronic networks,
including H-AFRICA, have agreed to co-sponsor this list.
To subscribe to the new list, send an e-mail message

with no subject and only this text:

sub h-afrarts firstname lastname, institution

Capitalization does not matter, but spelling, spaces and
commas do. When you include your own information, the
message will look something like this:

sub h-afrarts Michael Conner, Indiana University
After sending your subscription request, you will receive a
short questionnaire which must be completed and returned
to confirm your subscription. The information requested in
this questionnaire tells us about your professional interests

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and activities and will serve as essential information for a
directory of H-AfrArts subscribers. If you have any-
questions or experience any difficulties in attempting to
subscribe, please send a message to: help@h-net.msu.edu
Or you may contact: conner@ucs.indiana.edu Telephone:
(812) 334-0131.
Background. The first ACASA listserv (conner_acasa)
was initiated at the request of ACASA President, William
Dewey at the Tenth Triennial Symposium on African Art,
New York, April 1995. Message #1 was broadcast from
Indiana University using Majordomo communications
software on September 30, 1995. At that time, only a
handful of ACASA members were using e-mail addresses.
The list was open, unmoderated, and very loosely defined.
When subscriptions grew to over 100 users, the
decision was made to merge the ACASA listserv with the
wider network of academic listservs maintained by H-Net
at Michigan State University. On April 15, 1996 H-AfrArts
became the official ACASA listserv. To date, H-AfrArts
has been accepting subscriptions for little more than a
month, yet it already links over 200 members around the

African Art Library online. The National Museum
of African Art Library catalog of analytical index records
is now going online directly into the Smithsonian
Institution Libraries' catalog SIRIS, available on the
Intemet. These African art records include individual
journal articles, chapters in books, reviews, and pamphlets.
To date, more than 3,000 records have been entered. To
access SIRIS via Telnet: sirissi.edu To exit, type STOP
Questions? e-mail Janet Stanley at libem010.sivmsi.edu

The Black Athena debate has entered cyberspace. The
publishers of Mary Lefkowitz's Not out of Africa,
BasicBooks, have created a Web site for a discussion
between Lefkowitz and Martin Bemal. For six weeks
beginning, on April 22, the web site was open for
questions to the two authors. The transcripts of the debate
along with responses from other experts can be found at
www.harpercollins.om/basic. BasicBooks plan to set up
a separate Internet discussion list for other scholars and
interested parties.

Artnoir Showcase is a monthly journal specializing in
African American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latin and
Brazilian, and Polynesian and Micronesian art of the
diaspora. The following sections are included: "ask the
palette," bookmart, calendar of events (tables and
nontables), feature artist, artist index of images online,
history 101, news 'n' ques, theft alert, buying & selling
info, request forms, order forms, fine arts advertising
directory and other goodies. http://www.artnoircom

August 1996: "Rock Art Research Moving into the
Twenty-First Century." The Southern African Rock Art
Research Association (SARARA) with the participation of
the East African Rock Art Research Association presents
their first international conference on "Rock Art Research
Moving into the Twenty-First Century," from August
11-18, 1996, in Swakopmund, Namibia. For information
contact: Southern African Rock Art Research
Association, P. 0. Box 81292, Parkhurst, 2120, South

August 1996: Rock Art Dating Workshop,
Swakopmund, Namibia, August 11, 1996, to be held as a
pre-conference workshop of the SARARA conference (see
above). For more information, contact: Shirley-Ann Pager,
P. O. Box 1285, Okahandjam, Namibia. e-mail:

September 1996: Society of Africanist Archaeologists,
13th Biennial Conference. Poznan Archaeological
Museum, Poznan, Poland, Septemnber 3-6, 1996. For
information: Pierre de Maret, Centre d'Anthropologie
Culturelle, Universit6 Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles,
Belgium. Telephone: 32/2/65034.25. Fax: 32/2/650.433
September 1996: Textile Society of America (TSA),
Fifth Biennial Symposium, September 18-22, 1996. The
fifth biennial symposium of the Textile Society of America
will be held at the Art Institute of Chicago, September
18-22, 1996. The symposium will explore the theme
"Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles." For information,
contact: Rita J. Adrosko, Co-chair, TSA 1996
Symposium, Textiles NMAH 4131 MRC 617,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560.
All papers, as well as abstracts of poster displays and
videos, will be published in the conference's proceedings
that will be sent to all members in 1997 as a benefit of
membership. Each of the proceedings of previous
symposiums may be purchased for $25.00, including
postage. These include: Textiles as primary sources (1988),
Textiles in trade (1990), Textiles in daily life (1992) and
Contact, crossover, continuity (1994). Membership
applications and publications (accompanied by a check
drawn in U.S. dollars on a U.S. bank or by VISA credit
card information) may be obtained from: Textile Society
of America, 4401 San Andreas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

September 1996: CIDOC Conference in Nairobi,
Kenya, September 23-28, 1996. The 1996 meeting of
CIDOC will take place in Nairobi with the National
Museums of Kenya as host. Local organizers are: Omar
Bwana and Tony Theuri. The preliminary program includes:
Monday, September 23rd. A pre-conference day, this
day is reserved for workshops and training programs
for African museum professionals.

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Tuesday, September 24th. The formal CIDOC
conference starts, with business meetings and two
general sessions on specific themes, including:
Museum Documentation in Africa; Illicit Traffic of
Cultural Heritage Objects

Wednesday, September 25th. The Wednesday
program focuses on three items: a general session,
Working Group meetings, and "behind the scenes" at
the National Museums of Kenya.

Thursday, September 26th. This day can be regarded
as a separate one-day mini-conference showing the
possibilities of modem information technologies. It
focuses on research of databases and the use of
Internet. The day will be a combination of the
CIDOC and AFRICOM (museum/cultural heritage)

For more information: e-mail: buroimc@mail.euronet.ni
Travel Grants for Kenya. CIDOC announces that
$50,000 have been awarded by the Getty Grant Program
to be used to enable delegates from developing countries
to attend the CIDOC conference in Nairobi this September.
A selection committee is now in the process of inviting
and sifting applications to be reviewed by the Getty Grant
Program. Direct any inquiries to: Alice Grant, CIDOC
Treasurer, Head of Collections Information, Science
Museum, London, SW7 2DD, UK. Telephone:
444-171-938-8230. Fax: 444-171-938-9734. e-mail:
a.grant@nmsi.ac.uk http://www.nmsi.ac.uk/galleries/

October 1996: Africa Week 1996, University of
Tennessee, Knoxville, October 23-30, 1996. Among the
planned activities of UT's Africa Week 1996 is an African
art symposium (October 24-25) which will focus on three
themes: (1) "The artistic significance of African art," (2)
"The religious and cultural significance of African art,"
and (3) "The political and social significance of African
art in a changing world." The Knoxville Museum of Art
will host "Yoruba Art Past and Present," an exhibition
which originated at the North Carolina A & T University,
and is supplemented by art works from Knoxville
Africa Week 1996 will also feature ACASA-member
and visiting artist and scholar, Bolaji Campbell, from
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Four other Yoruba
scholars are participating: Rowland Abiodun (Amherst
College), Tunde Lawal (Virginia Commonwealth
University), Moyo Okediji (Wellesley College), and Sope
Oyelaran (Winston-Salem State University). Other
participants include: Manuel Jordan (Birmingham Musem
of Art) and Philip Effiong (University of Tennessee,
For information, contact: Rosalind Hackett,
Department of Religious Studies, University of

Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37966-0450, USA. Telephone:
423-974-2466. e-mail: rhackett@utk.edu
November 1996: ASA Annual Meetings, San Francisco,
November 23-27, 1996. The San Francisco ASA meetings
will overlap with those of the American Anthropological
Association, also in San Francisco, which is scheduled for
November 20-24.

November 1996: "Art Criticism and Africa: Nigeria,
Zimbabwe and South Africa and Other Participating
Countries." A conference at the Courtauld Institute of Art,
London, November 23, 1996, organized by The British
Section of the International Association of Art Critics.
Speakers will include art critics and curators based in
Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Britain. The
conference aims to encourage a public debate about art
criticism in Africa in dialogue with the other participating
countries, and to facilitate the establishment of autonomous
national sections of AICA in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and South
Africa. For more information, contact: Katy Deepwell, 38
Bellot Street, London SE10 OAQ, UK. Telephone/Fax:
(4181) 858-3331.

December 1996: "Identity, Tradition and Built Form:
The Role of Culture in Planning and Development" is
the theme of the Fifth Conference of the International
Association for the Study of Traditional Environments
(IASTE) to be held in Berkeley, California, from
December 14 to 17, 1996. The conference will be
organized around the following sub-themes: (1) the
invocation of tradition as a means of maintaining identity
in the face of change and its effects on the built
environment; (2) the rise of multiculturalism and hybridity
as paradigms and the implications for the built
environment; (3) tradition in the age of globalization and
related debates on the "placelessness" of culture; and (4)
the roles of culture and tradition in the development of
communities and their built environments. Direct inquiries
to: IASTE 1996 Conference, Center for Environmental
Design Research, 390 Wurster Hall, #1839, University
of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1839, USA.
Telephone: (510) 642-2896. Fax: (510) 643-5571.

January 1997: Conference on Thomas Baines,
University of Cape Town, January 19-20, 1997. The
History of Art Department at the University of Cape
Town, South Africa, will be hosting a conference on
Thomas Baines on January 19-20, 1997. It is hoped to
publish selected papers from the conference as a book. For
more information, contact: Michael Godby, Department
of History of Art, University of Cape Town, Private
Bag, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa. Telephone:
650-2685. Fax: 650-3726. e-mail:

February 1997: College Art Association, New York,
February 12-15, 1997. Eli Bentor will be chairing the
ACASA-sponsored panel for the 1997 College Art

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Association conference. The panel is entitled "African
Images in African American Art: Between Culture
Memory and Intellectualism." The discussant is Michael
Harris of the University-of North Carolina. The papers
Babatunde Lawal (Virginia Commonwealth
University) "Connections, Disconnections: African
Impulses in African American Art"

Amy M. Mooney (Rutgers University) "The Crisis of
Crossing: Memory or Amnesia in the Work of
Archibald J. Motley, Jr.?"

Amy Helen Kirschke (Vanderbilt University)
"Reclaiming Our Own: Africa Comes to Harlem"

Hip6lito Rafael Chac6n (University of Montana) "In
the Mind's Eye: Egypt and Self-Mythification in the
Art of Mr. Imagination"
For information: Eli Bentor, Department of Art and
Design, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733.
Telephone: (803) 323-2126. Fax: (803) 323-2333. e-mail:
February 1997: "Images and Empires in Africa," Yale
University, New Haven, Febraury 14-16, 1997. "Images
and Empires" will focus on images in Africa that bear the
mark of empire and will analyze figurative representations
that cross, and express, the structures of inequality in
colonial and postcolonial Africa. Sculpture, painting,
cartoons, photography, and film often carry messages,
intended and not, about the nature of Africa's mediation of
modernity; others reveal modernity's apprehension of
Africa. Participants will treat examples of both subaltern,
hand-wrought, or artistic images, and official, consumer or
colonial images, in a single regional, social and historical
Background and Organization. Pictures and
sculptures were key elements of colonialism in Africa, and
today continue to mark and express the inequalities that
typify postcolonial Africa. In New Crossroads, South
Africa, wall murals of upraised fists, and the government's
cartoon pamphlets, both spoke to the single issue of the
tricameral parliamentary elections. In the 19th-century
Cape interior, foragers and pastoralists painted caves with
scenes of white men on horseback, and photographers
helped define the stereotype of "Bushmen" who were then
identified as the artists of those same paintings.
In central Africa, tourist art changed to reflect
European expectations, while hygiene films depicted
African life to Africans themselves. In Nigeria, studio
photographers supplied twin-cult duplicate photos to
urbanites, while twin-cult statuary was "collected" by
Westerners; further south, sculptors made gods with pith
helmets while European images of whites, from Christ to
Mr. Clean, came to markets and stores.
Figurative images thus played an important role in
mediating relationships between the colonizer and the

colonized, the state and the individual, the global and the
local. Compared to their ongoing engagement with texts
and orality, social scientists' work in this field is just
Art history in Africa has usually been seen as its own
endeavor, but in fact recent scholarship has challenged this
notion. African art historians have curated a new
generation of shows and written catalogues which place
African arts in their historical contexts; and they have read
this art for its specific use value and expressive content,
without denigrating its aesthetic value. Several review
articles on African popular arts and expression appeared in
the late 1980s, and there have been major studies of
statues of colonially dressed figures. There is a renewed
interest in urban street art, political and commercial. Social
scientists have written on Zairian painting, Senegalese
murals, and Ghanaian cartoons. Art historians have looked
at contemporary sculpture in Zimbabwe and barber-shop
silhouette signs in Ibadan. There are new works on African
films, as well as on films about Africa. This is but a
Colonial representations. Images of Africa and
Africans, and particularly pictures, have also become a
scholarly focus in the last decade. The capacity to
reproduce images mechanically matured at the same time
as Victorian and Edwardian imperialism, and both
phenomena drew on similar technologies. Administrators
and anthropologists photographed people and magazines
popularized stereotypes of Africans in the West. Although,
following the pioneering work of Christraud Geary, two
special issues of African arts have been devoted to
colonial photography, such imagery is not normally
accorded the status of art. Several scholars have studied
the properties and impact of colonial postcards, Western
film, and even cartoons that deal directly or obliquely with
Africa. Others have reexamined museum dioramas and
imperial exhibitions of Africana.
Following several recent shows (notably at Harvard
and the British Museum), scholars have looked at
anthropological and race-typing photography in Africa.
Others have looked at the critical area of imagery in
advertising of soaps and skin-lighteners; colonial education
films; and popular magazines such as National geographic.
There are a few studies on television forthcoming.
These two genres of work, African art and European
representations of Africans, are distinct, and yet they also
overlap in significant ways. Scholars of optics, mimesis,
and the mass reproduction of art have offered theoretical
perspectives for reexamining modernity and colonialism.
Tourist art conformed to the market, as did colonial
Murals spoke to the power of the state, and the power
of the state spoke back in pamphlets and films. Imperial
depictions of Africans created ideal forms that fit, at least
discursively, into the administrative apparatus; African
depictions of Europeans sought to understand, deny and
control Europeans' authority.

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Since many Africans were and are not literate,
pictures represented an important medium of
communication. In southern Africa, Africans saw whites on
butter wrappers, cheap posters of "TheTast Supper," and
1940s Spencer Tracy films: just as whites understood
Africans through Natural history magazine, Tarzan and
King Solomon's Mines. Images were and are artworks,
instruments of hegemony, hidden transcripts, and
anonymous or surreptitious speech.
"Images and Empires" seeks a unified perspective on
the circulation of meanings growing out from them and
operating between them. The goal of the conference is to
elaborate a comparison of non-text, non-oral
communications in terms of their divergent meanings,
audiences, histories and intents. We will then be able to
make tentative generalizations about the place of the visual
image in mediating relations between the powerful and the
subaltem in Africa: in short, to conceptualize the role of
images in empires.
The conference is to be weighted towards Southern
Africa, with two of four panels treating West and
East/Central Africa respectively. Subject matter might
include Southern African political murals, photography,
television and film, tourist art, painting, and advertising;
East African wall painting, postcards, photography, AIDS
propaganda; West African sculpture, exhibitions, and
newspaper cartoons. An important component of the
conference will be the inclusion of visuals: slides, film and
photography. There will be two panels per day, four
presentations per panel and ample time for discussion.
For information contact: Paul S. Landau,
Department of History, P. O. Box 208324, Yale
University, New Haven, CT 06520. e-mail:
plandau@minerva.cis.yale.edu Fax: 203/432-7587 or
Deborah Kaspin, Department of Anthropology, P. O.
Box 208277, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520.
e-mail: kaspin@yalevm.cis.yale.edu
February 1997. "Great Benin: Its Past, Present, and
Future," Benin City, Nigeria, February 1997. As part of
the centenary recognition of the Punitive Expedition of
1897, which "halted the independence of one of Africa's
most vibrant and dynamic cultures," an international
symposium is announced for February 1997 by the
Organizing Committee of the Great Benin Centenary

Celebration, Benin City, Nigeria. This committee is
established by the Oba of Benin, Omo n'Oba, Uku
Akpolo-kpolo, Erediauwa. For information, contact: The
Secretary, Symposium Committee, Great Benin
Centenary Organizing Committee, c/o Benin
Traditional Council, P.M.B. 1025, Benin City, Nigeria.
Telephone: 052-200400 or 052-240097. US contact: Flora
Kaplan, 19 University Place, Suite 308, New York
University, New York, NY 10003-4556. Telephone: (212)
998-8080. Fax: (212) 995-4185. e-mail:
November 1997: ASA Annual Meetings, Columbus,
Ohio, November 1997.

April 1998: 11th Triennial Symposium on African Art,
New Orleans, April 8-12, 1998. Plans are underway for
the 1998 Triennial to be held in New Orleans. William
Fagaly is heading a local planning and coordinating

November 1998: ASA Annual Meetings, Chicago,
November 1998. The 1998 annual meetings of ASA will
celebrate the 50th anniversary of the African Studies
Program at Northwestern University, the oldest such
program in the United States.

ACASA newsletter seeks items of interest for publication.
Our newsletter reaches many who are not able to attend
meetings. Linking our members via the newsletter is,
therefore, crucial. Suggested news items you can send:
news of members (job changes, new staff); activities
(fieldwork, travel, research in progress); conferences;
exhibitions; job openings; fellowship opportunities; new
publications. We are particularly eager to receive
contributions from members in Africa.
A new newsletter editor will be selected during the
ASA meetings in San Francisco in November 1996. In the
interval until a new editor is appointed, members can still
send news items for the December issue to the current
editor, they will be turned over to the new editor. The
next ACASA newsletter will be December 1996. Deadline
for submitting news items is November 30, 1996.

Editor (until November 1996):
Janet L. Stanley
National Museum of African Art Library
Smithsonian Institution-MRC 708
Washington, DC 20560 USA
Telephone: (202) 357-4600 extension 285
Fax (202) 357-4879
e-mail: libem010@sivm.si.edu

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ACASA 1996 Directory of Members


Norbert Aas
Aelolf-von-Gloss Str. 8
95445 Bayreuth
Home: 001-921-22781
Office: 001-921-22781
Fax: 001-921-852506
Rowland Abiodun
Amherst College
Department of Fine Arts
Amherst, MA 01002
Home: 413-542-5801
Office: 413-542-2133

Joseph Adande [new e-mail
BP 06-1275
Cotonou, B6nin
Telephone: (229) 33.36.90
Fax: (229) 33.42.39
e-mail: cadance@syfed-bj.bj.refer.org
E. Ofori Akyea
36 Regal Lane
Iowa City, IA 52240
Home: 319-337-2471
Work: 319-335-1439
Fax: 319-335-0280
e-mail: emmanuel-akyea@uiowa.edu
A. A. Areo
Fine and Applied Arts
School of Vocational & Technical
St. Andrew's College of Education
P.M.B. 1010
Oyo, Oyo State

Gage Averill
Music Department
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459
Home: 203-873-3913
Work: 203-685-2579
Fax: 203-685-2651
e-mail: gaverill@eagle.wesleyan.edu

Daniel Avorgbedor
110 Weigel Hall
School of Music
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210-1170
Home: 614-848-6450
Office: 614-292-9441
Fax: 614-292-9441
e-mail: avorgbedor.l@osu.edu
Megan Granda Bahr
90 Rocky Hill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Home: 610-388-0156

James O. Bellis
University of Notre Dame
Department of Anthropology
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Work: 219-631-5645
e-mail: bellis.l@nd.edu

Kathleen E. Bickford
Department of AOA
Art Insitute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Home: 312-728-9511
Work: 312-857-7172
Fax: 312-443-0849
e-mail: kbickford@artic.edu
Gordon Bleach
Department of Art, 302 FAC
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-5801
Work: 352-392-0211
Jean Borgatti
295 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Home: 508-793-9695
Work: 508-799-2570
Fax: 508-752-4383

Nicholas Bridger
1617 Brookvale Drive #1
San Jose, CA 95129
Home: 408-996-7854
Work: 408-252-6610

Ernest Brown
Williams College
Department of Music
54 Chapin Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
Home: 413-458-3556
Work: 413-597-3266
Fax: 413-597-3100
e-mail: emest.d.brown@williams.ed
Elisabeth L. Cameron
1425 S. Westgate
Los Angeles, CA 90025
e-mail: izzy073@mvs.oac.ucla.edu
Elsbeth Court
6/40 Hunter Street
London WC1N IBG
Fax: 44-171-637-1006
e-mail: ec6@soas.ac.uk

Tony Cunningham
Plants Initiative
P. 0. Box 42
Betty's Bay 7141
Tel/Fax: 27-2823-29731

William J. Dewey
2506 Princeton Road
Iowa City, IA 52245
Home: 319-351-3721
Work: 319-335-1784
Fax: 319-335-1774
e-mail: william-dewey@uiowa.edu
Roberta Ann Dunbar
401 Alumni
University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3395
Home: 919-732-9647
Work: 919-966-5496
Fax: 919-962-2694
e-mail: radunbar@e-mail.unc.edu

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Ellen F. Elsas
3408 Bethune Drive
Birmingham, AL 35223
Home: 205-967-6508
Work: 205-967-6508
Fax: 205-967-6508(manual)
e-mail: eelsas@ix.netcom.com
Ruth K. Franklin
Stanford University Museum of Art
Stanford, CA 94305-5060
Home: 415-567-4338
Work: 415-725-0465
Fax: 415-725-0464
e-mail: ruthf@leland.stanford.edu

Werner Graebner
Am Berg 13
Moerlenbach D-69509
Home: 49-6209-8784
Work: 49-6209-8784

Nancy Steele Hanmne
Department of Art
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0405
Home: 317-759-7517
Work: 317-285-5844
Fax: 317-285-5275
e-mail: nshamme@bsuvc.bsu.edu
Michael D. Harris
905 Harrier Court
Durham, NC 27713
Home: 919-572-0150
Work: 919-962-2015
e-mail: olushina@aol.com

Institute of Kiswahili and Foreign
Sanduku La Posta/P. O. Box 882
Kidutani, Zanzibar
Barbara C. Johnson
17 March Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Home: 415-388-8514
Work: 415-388-3927
Fax: 415-388-3927

Bennetta Jules-Rosette
UC-San Diego
Department of Sociology
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Home: 619-436-1621
Work: 619-436-5882
Fax: 619-755-7590
e-mail: bjulesro@weber.ucsd.edu

Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
Art History Department
Carlos Hall
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322
Home: 404-633-2660
Work: 404-727-0808
Fax: 404-727-2358
e-mail: hartsk@emory.edu

Susan Kelliher
4415 Culbreath Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609
Home: 813-289-0038
Work: 813-974-9234
e-mail: kelliher@satiearts.usf.edu

Zachary Kingdon
94 Dene Road
Oxford OX3 7EG
Home: 865-679-67

Christine Mullen Kreamer
Department of Anthropology MRC
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560
Office: 202-357-4733
Fax: 202-357-2208
e-mail: mnhanl65@sivm.si.edu
Babatunde Lawal
Department of Art History
School of the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University
922 W. Franklin Street/ P.O. Box
Richmond, VA 23284-3046
Home: 804-828-2784
Work: 804-828-4450

Edward Lifschitz
National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue S.W.
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560
Home: 202-544-0073
Office: 202-357-4600 x220
Fax: 202-357-4879
e-mail: afaem018@sivm.si.edu

Elizabeth McAlister
189 St. Mark's Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Home: 718-230-8535
Fax: 718-230-8535
e-mail: elizabeth.mcalister@yale.edu
Maura McMillin
P. O. Box 70282
Addis Ababa

Patrick McNaughton
615 E. Northcliff Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408-9749
Home: 812-334-3614
Work: 812-855-2548
Fax: 812-855-9556
e-mail: mcnaught@indiana.edu
Dominique Malaquais
501 East 87th Street, Apt. 7J
New York, NY 10128
Home: 212-628-8064
Work: 212-628-8064
Fax: 212-628-8054

Cory Micots
1008 7th Avenue
Albany, GA 31707
Home: (912) 878-0740
Jacque Mott
1328 W. Winona
Chicago, IL 60640
Home: 847-925-6894

Sheri Fafunwa Ndibe
Art Department
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT 06050
Home: 860-521-9040
Work: 203-832-2638
Fax: 203-832-2634
e-mail: fafunwas@csusys.ctstateu.edu
Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie
Department of Art History
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208-2208
Work: 847-491-3230
Fax: 847-491-1035
e-mail: 004042@nwu.edu
[July 1996-June 1997:
National Museum of African Art
Washington, DC 20560
Work: (202) 357-4600 ext. 235]
Jenny L. Oram
Fairwinds, Meadow Way
West Horsley
Surrey KT24 6LL
Home: 14-83-284103
Work: 181-699-1872/4911

Nancy Pauly
1211 Rutledge Street #2
Madison, WI 53703-3840
Home: 608-251-5226
e-mail: nspauly@students.wisc.edu

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Simon Peers
B. P. 5188
Antananarivo 101
Tel: 261-2-295-02
Fax: 261-2-319-56

Diane Pelrine
Indiana University
Art Museum
Bloomington, IN 47405
Home: 812-334-3614
Work: 812-855-1036
Fax: 812-855-1023
e-mail: dpelrine@indiana.edu
Donna Pido
P. O. Box 70388
Nairobi, KENYA
Telephone: 254-276-0078
Fax: 254-222-8127
e-mail: pido@arcc.permanet.org

Howardena Pindell
Art Department
State University of NY at Stony
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5400
Home: 212-242-3900
Work: 516-632-7260
Fax: 516-632-7261

Nii 0. Quarcoopome
2365 Stone Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Home: 313-763-4937
Work: 313-763-5917
Fax: 313-763-4937/747-4121
e-mail: niiq@umich.edu

Betsy Cogger Rezelman
14 Judson Street
Canton, NY 13617
Home: 315-379-9484
Work: 315-379-5109
Fax: 315-379-5502
e-mail: brez@music.stlawu.edu

Allen F. Roberts
1510 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52242
Home: 319-351-1885
Work: 319-335-0522
Fax: 319-335-0653
Polly Nooter Roberts
1510 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Home: 319-351-1885

Meredith Rode
5114 Battery Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Home: 301-654-1378
Work: 202-274-5548
Fax: 301-656-1322
Doran H. Ross
Fowler Museum
Box 951549
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549
Work: 310-825-4259
Fax: 310-206-7007
e-mail: dross@fmch.ucla.edu
Christopher Roy
University of Iowa
School of Art and Art History
Iowa City, IA 52242
Home: 319-354-9033
Work: 19-335-1777
e-mail: christopher-roy@uiowa.edu

Sainsbury Research Unit
Arts of Africa,Oceania & the
Sainsbury Centre
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ
Work: 01603-592659
Fax: 01603-259401
e-mail: p.hewitt@uea.ac.uk

Lisy Salum
Rua Leiria 03 apto 104
CEP 09725-140 Sao Bemardo do
Sao Paulo BRASIL
Tel: (Fax) (011)414-2694
e-mail: lisymhls@spider.usp.br
Enid Schildkrout
American Museum of Natural
Anthropology Department
Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Home: 212-362-0491
Work: 212-769-5432
Fax: 212-769-5334
e-mail: eschild@amnh.org

Gary Schulze
315 West 100 Street, Apt IA
New York, NY 10025
Home: 212-66-6493
Work: 212-878-7114

Eve Sinaiko
300 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025
Home: 212-749-5516
Work: 212-229-8838
Richard Singletary
3600 Greenwood Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Smithsonian Institution
African Art Library
Quad Room 2138
Washington, DC 20560

Suna Cultural Centre
c/o F. O. Odubiyi
Abeokuta, NIGERIA

Elizabeth Terry [address correction]
Design and Development Services
P. 0. Box 82
Windhoek, NAMIBIA
Telephone: 264-61-226231
Fax: 264-61-227618
e-mail: dds@windhoek.com.na

Lillian Trager
Department of Sociology &
University of Wisconsin- Parkside
Kenosha, WI 53141
Home: 414-632-4610
Work: 414-595-2543
Fax: 414-595-2183
e-mail: trager@cs.uwp.edu

Ima Udofia
Aimlight, Inc.
639 West Joel
Lincoln, NE 68521-3770
Work: 402-476-6168
Fax: 402-476-6474
University of Maryland
McKeldin Library
Acquisitions/Serials Department
College Park, MD 20742

Florence Utang
Rex Fashion & Design
25 Ibiyoye Street
Mile 2, Ojo Road
Ajekunle, Apapa, Lagos
Jerome Vogel
108 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10012
Home: 212-226-2080
Work: 212-226-2080
Fax: 212-226-2080

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Joan Waite
10 Caraway Court
Princeton, NJ 08540
Home: 908-274-1398

Ingrid C. Wehrle-Ray
108 S. Mt.Vemon Drive
Iowa City, IA 52245
Home: 319-351-6798

Liz Willis
104 Crystal Palace, Flat G
Park Road Sydenham
London SE26 6UP
Home: 0181-6595934

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