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The Arts Council of the African Studies Association



Presidential Notes
Message from the Editor
ASA News
News from Colleagues
Calls for Papers and Information
Research Query
Current Publications and Media
Summer Programs
Corrections E Updates
2004 Membership Directory Addendum
Triennial Fundraising Form
Voluntary Contributions Form
Membership Form

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Volume 70
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The Arts Council of the African Studies Association
Newsletter, Volume 70, Fall 2004

ACASA Board of Directors

Christraud M. Geary, President
Robyn Poynor, Past President
Tavy D. Aherne, Secretary/Treasurer
Rebecca M. Nagy, Newsletter Editor
Kate Ezra
Ikem Okoye
Constantine Petridis
Elisha Renne
Carol Thompson
Norma H.Wolff

All correspondence regarding membership informa-
tion and payment of dues should be directed to:

Tavy D. Aherne
ACASA Secretary/Treasurer
2261 Bent Tree Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401

Email: taherne@indiana.edu

Membership information and forms are available at
the end of this Newsletter.

The ACASA Newsletter is published three times a
year: Spring/Summer, Fall, and Winter. The Newslet-
ter seeks items of interest for publication. You may
send news about job changes, fieldwork, travel,
exhibitions, new publications, etc. The next ACASA
Newsletter will be Winter 2005. Please send news
items by January 14 to:

Rebecca M. Nagy
Ham Museum of Art
P.O. Box 112700
Gainesville, FL 32611-2700

Email: rnagy@ harn.ufl.edu
Phone: 352-392-9826
Fax: 352-392-3892

Deadlines for Submission of News Items
for the 2005 Newsletters:

Winter 2005 January 14, 2005
Spring/Summer 2005 May 13, 2005
Fall 2005 September 13, 2005

Acknowledgement: Graphics featured in the
headings of this Newsletter were drawn by Tami
Wroath, based on designs found on artworks in the
collection of the Ham Museum of Art. The graphic of
the dancer on the fundraising form was designed by
dele jegede.


*0 ) Presidential Notes

Greetings from Boston! Where did this summer go?
It is hard to believe that those of us who are at
universities are back to teaching again, while those
of us in the museum world work busily on
exhibitions and museum programs, such as lecture
series and patron events. The ACASA board of
directors took a summer hiatus as well to recover
from the Triennial and to be ready for new

One of the biggest issues that has come to our
attention is the steep decline in membership. In
fact, it has been so dramatic, that several
colleagues contacted me after the most recent
membership list appeared in the last Newsletter.
One of our long time members wrote in an e-mail: "I
saw that only 61 had paid ACASA dues as of the
publication date. I looked through the list of names
on the roster and was amazed to meet the absence
of many of our friends and colleagues, most of
whom know better, or should among them even
board members..." Shortly thereafter, this colleague
mailed me some 57 names of former members that
had not renewed for 2004. Our thanks for this

Indeed, these low numbers are worrisome, even if a
few names have been added to the membership list
since then. They are particularly disappointing
considering that this should have been a banner
year for ACASA because of the Triennial. However,
unlike other organizations, we did not require
participants (and there were 275!) to be or become
members of the organization.

How to proceed? First of all, it seems that the
benefits of ACASA membership need to be
reconsidered. The Newsletter has certainly become
much more lively and informative, now that Rebecca
Nagy, Susan Cooksey, and others in Rebecca's
great team at the Harn Museum have taken over as
editors. Producing an E-version of the Newsletter,
which can be accessed by members only, is
currently being discussed by the board. The
greatest benefit for me remains the fields, who is
not among my contacts, I first consult flow of


information and the list of addresses of ACASA
members. If I try to locate somebody in our this
address list. One of the issues on the agenda for
the board meeting in New Orleans during the
annual meeting of the African Studies
Association will be a review of the membership

A letter writing campaign is in the making, so
that those who dropped out will be nudged to
join again in 2005. I also encourage all of you to
talk to colleagues and friends and remind them
how important ACASA and the Triennial
symposia have been over the years for our

The preliminary program of this year's African
Studies Association Meeting sounds exciting,
giving us an opportunity to hear fascinating
presentations and engage in discussions with
colleagues from many fields. The meeting of
the ACASA membership will take place on
Friday, November 12, from 8:00-9:15pm.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you in
New Orleans!

Christraud M. Geary
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

I Message from the Editor

As we near the end of calendar year 2004, please
remember to renew your ACASA membership for
2005, using the form on page 17 of this Newsletter.
Return the form with payment to ACASA Secretary/
Treasurer Tavy D. Aherne at the address provided.
Timely renewal will ensure that you receive copies of
the winter, spring/summer and fall 2005 ACASA

Courtesy members in Africa and the Caribbean are
reminded to send requests for membership renewal
to Tavy Aherne so that she can keep the
membership records up to date. Please be sure to
include an email address, if possible. I am pleased to
announce that beginning with the Spring/Summer
2004 issue (Volume 69) we began sending the
Newsletter in Adobe Acrobat Reader format

via e-mail to those courtesy members who have
e-mail accounts. Because ACASA does not have the
resources to send hard copies of the Newsletter to
our individual courtesy members, the new
E-Newsletter is a valuable service to those

The ACASA Board is considering options for
making the Newsletter available to all members
online, but accessible only by password to preserve
the Newsletter as a privilege of membership. Input
from members will be helpful to the Board in
determining how effective this method of delivery
would be to members. This topic will be on the
agenda for the ACASA business meeting at the ASA
meeting in New Orleans.

In 2004, ACASA received sufficient $10 annual
sponsorships to send hard copies of the Newsletter
to 26 institutional members in Africa and the
Caribbean. Please remember that we will need new
sponsorships for these and other institutional
members in 2005. When you renew your
membership, I hope you will consider sponsoring
one or more institutional members so that we can
continue to send hard copies of the Newsletter to
libraries, museums and universities in Africa and the
Caribbean. You may also use the opportunity of
membership renewal to send contributions for the
14t Triennial Symposium Fund for Visiting African
Scholars and Graduate Students and for the ACASA
Endowment Fund, using the forms on pages 15 and
16 of this Newsletter.

Ham Museum of Art associate curator of African art
Susan Cooksey, curatorial secretary Melody Record
and graphic designer Tami Wroath were instrumental
both in production of this Newsletter and in
formatting and disseminating the electronic version
of the previous Newsletter to courtesy members. I
am grateful to Susan, Melody, and Tami for their
many contributions to these endeavors.

Rebecca M. Nagy
Samuel P. Ham Museum of Art, Gainesville

I ASA News

The preliminary program for the joint African Studies
Association and Canadian Association of African
Studies/Association canadienne des etudes
africaines 2004 Annual Meeting, "The Power of
Expression: Identity, Language, and Memory in
Africa and the Diaspora," November 11-14, 2004 at
the New Orleans Marriott, is now available on the
ASA web site: www.africanstudies.org.

The ACASA general business meeting is scheduled
for Friday evening, November 12, from 8:00 9:15.
All ACASA members attending the New Orleans
conference are encouraged to attend and participate
in the meeting.

Because of their visual or performing arts themes,
the following sessions listed in the preliminary
program may be of particular interest to ACASA
members. However, please check the preliminary
and final programs for other sessions that may have
been inadvertently omitted from this list.

Session I, Thursday, 12:45 2:45 pm
(I-K1) "Migration, Identity and Collaboration: West
African Musicians in the U.S." (Sponsored by the
West African Research Association). Chair: Timothy
Mangin, Saint Lawrence University
(I-K11) "Defining a Global African Community:
Artistic Expressions, Diaspora and Identity." Chair:
Bennetta Jules-Rosette, University of California, San

Session II, Thursday, 3:00 5:00 pm
(II-F13) "Fertile Ground II: Africa-Diaspora
Connections in 21st Century Approaches to Historical
Research." Chair: Patrick Manning, Northeastern
(II-G28) "Identities in West Africa." Chair: Patricia
Hickling, Hickling Design
(II-K2) 'The Aesthetics of Everyday Life in Africa."
Chair: Liam Buckley, James Madison University
(II-K8) "Making Political Culture: Poetry, Literature,
Film, Art." Chair: Samantha Diamond, Tufts
(II-R4) "Memory and the Material World: Contests
Over Identity." Chair: David Court, The Rockefeller


Section III, Friday, 8:30 10:30 am
(Ill-K5) "Atunda: Forms of Reinvention in Nigerian
Literature and Popular Culture." Chair: Adeleke
Adeeko, University of Colorado-Boulder
(Ill-K9) "Youth, Globalization and Cultural
Production." Chair: Craig Tower, Northwestern
(Ill-R1) "History of the East African Coast and
Hinterland: Archaeology and Linguistic Memory, I."
Chair: Adria LaViolette, University of Virginia

Session IV, Friday, 10:45 am 12:45 pm
(IV-K6) "The Politics of Popular Music in Africa and
the Diaspora." Chair: Louise Meintjes, Duke

Session VII, Saturday, 9:00 11:00 am
(VII-YSP21) "Identity in Visual Art." Chair: Peter
Mark, Wesleyan University

Session VIII, Saturday, 11:15 am 1:15 pm
(VIII-R7) "Issues of Identity and Power in the
Archaeology of Africa." Chair: Etta Kralovec

# LNews from Colleagues

Henry Drewal has been awarded a 2004
Guggenheim Fellowship for research and writing on
"The Senses in Understandings of African Art." He is
presently a Senior Fulbright Research Fellow in the
Republic of Benin working on several visual culture
and history topics including arts for Mami Wata and
other water spirits in preparation for a major
traveling exhibition.

Karen E. Milbourne has been appointed Associate
Curator of Arts of Africa, Asia, the Americas and
Oceania at the Baltimore Museum of Art, where she
will oversee the planned reinstallation of the
museum's African collection galleries. Currently
Assistant Professor of African Art History at the
University of Kentucky, Milbourne begins her
position in Baltimore on November 15, 2004. As the
University of Kentucky's first African art historian,
Milbourne designed and implemented the new
curriculum. She also organized two exhibitions,
Mind, Body and Soul: African Art That Heals, and
African Art with its Shadows: Selections from the
Collection of John D. Erickson. Milbourne's recent

scholarship has focused on Western Zambia and
the historic kingdom of Barotseland. She is currently
working on a book that investigates the significance
of late-19th and early 20th-century Lozi arts of
Barotseland and is collaborating with the American
Museum of Natural History in New York to develop
the first major exhibition of Lozi arts.

In January 2005, Victoria Rovine will join the faculty
at the University of Florida where she will hold a joint
appointment in the School of Art and Art History and
the Center for African Studies. Rovine received a
Ph.D. in the history of art from Indiana University in
1998. Her book Bogolan: Shaping Culture through
Cloth in Contemporary Mali, published by the
Smithsonian Institution Press in 2001, won
Honorable Mention in ACASA's Arnold Rubin
Outstanding Publication competition in 2004.
Rovine's current research interests include African
fashion design and the role of the visual arts as
symbols and repositories of women's political power
in Africa.

Gitti Salami is now an assistant professor at the
University of Kansas with a joint appointment in the
Kress Foundation Department of the History of Art
and the African/African-American Studies
Department. Salami's graduate work was at the
University of Iowa with Christopher Roy.

Susan Vogel joined the faculty of Columbia
University's Department of Art History and
Archaeology this fall as Professor of African Art.
Beginning in the 1930s when Paul Wingert
expanded the curriculum to include African art, the
Department has produced many of the leading
scholars in this field. "I am looking forward to
continuing Columbia's distinguished tradition," Vogel
said, "and to building a real center of gravity for
African art studies here. New York with all its
resources may be the best place in the world to
study African art." Central to this program will be the
addition to the faculty of a full time tenure track
Assistant Professor of African art, allowing the
Department to offer six courses a year in the
discipline. Beyond the broadened curriculum this
allows, Vogel hopes to facilitate student travel to
Africa and closer contact with objects. She will be
teaching half time and continuing to make films in
Africa, notably one in Ghana and the series of major
films on Malian culture co-produced with the Musde
National du Mali and distributed by First Run / Icarus

6 Exhibitions

African Arts of Personal Adornment
and Catalogue

Sense, Style, Presence: African Arts of
Personal Adornment

Organized by the Ham Museum of Art, University of
Opening: November 9, 2004
Closing June 2006
Curator: Susan Cooksey

Sense, Style, Presence: African Arts of Personal
Adornment features 90 objects from the Ham
Museum of Art collection, supplemented with loans
from the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA
and the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.
The exhibition explores the use of dress and
adornment, both as extension and modification of
the body and as a means of expressing identity,
status, and personal aesthetic preferences. Major
focal areas are the arts of the Kuba, Yoruba, South
African, and Akan peoples, and a section on body
modification and hairstyle. A catalogue will
accompany the exhibition with essays by Pat Darish,
Robin Poynor, Doran Ross and Victoria Rovine. The
exhibition is supported in part by the Museum Loan
Network, a program funded and initiated by the John
S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Pew
Charitable Trusts, and administered by MIT's Office
of the Arts.

Harn Museum of Art to host "A Saint in the City:
Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal"

Organizer: Fowler Museum of Cultural History,
Curators: Allen Roberts and Polly Nooter Roberts
Ham Museum of Art exhibition dates: January 4,
2005 to March 15, 2005.

The Ham Museum of Art is pleased to announce
that it will host the exhibition "A Saint in the City: Sufi
Arts of Urban Senegal" which explores the arts and
culture of Islamic West Africa through a dynamic
and influential movement in Senegal known as the
Mouride Way, based on the teachings of the Sufi
saint Sheikh Amadou Bamba. The show includes
glass paintings, calligraphic healing verses, murals
and signs, textiles, and paintings by internationally
recognized contemporary artists. These objects offer
an appreciation of Islamic

philosophy and practice through the arts, celebrate
the power of images in the everyday lives of
Sengalese people, and demonstrate how such
images are reshaping urban environments to
express the vitality of contemporary African life.

A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa

Organized by the Museum of the National Center of
Afro-American Artists, Boston
Through October 31, 2004
Traveling schedule:
African American Museum
Dallas, December 10, 2004 February 26, 2005;
Black Archives and Research Center, Florida A&M
University, Tallahassee, March 18 April 15, 2005.

The contemporary South African art exhibition A
Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa has
been extended at the Museum of the National
Center of Afro-American Artists, 300 Walnut Avenue,
Boston, MA until October 31, 2004. The exhibition
marks the tenth anniversary of democracy in South
Africa. Presenting the works of 20 emerging artists,
the exhibition addresses the issues of identity
assessing what 10 years of freedom has delivered.

The 82 page, full color exhibition catalogue A
Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa
can be purchased for $34.95 through
For more information about the exhibition and
catalogue, go to http://www.sondela.net

Season South Africa: Contemporary Visual
and Performing Arts from South Africa

Museum for African Art and the Cathedral of St.
John the Divine, New York
September 2004 January 2005

The Museum for African Art and The Cathedral of St.
John the Divine will jointly host Season South Africa,
a major program of contemporary visual and
performing arts that runs from September 2004
through January 2005. Produced by the Museum for
African Art and Spier, Season South Africa includes
a visual art exhibition featuring seventeen South
African artists and a series of lyric theater
productions by the company Dimpho Di Kopane, as
well as a range of lectures and other public
programs. Launched during the year that South
Africa is commemorating its first decade of
democracy, Season South Africa showcases some
of the most gifted and acclaimed contemporary
visual and performing artists from the country
chosen by an international team of curators.

Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in
Contemporary South African Art will be on view at
two locations in New York City: the Museum for
African Art in Long Island City from September 23,
2004 to January 3, 2005; and the Cathedral of St.
John the Divine in Manhattan from September 24 to
December 5, 2004. Performances by lyric theater
company Dimpho Di Kopane will take place in Synod
Hall at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine from
October 27 to November 28, 2004. A free shuttle
service will run between the two venues on the
weekends to assist in viewing the entirety of the

PersonalAffects presents newly commissioned and
recently produced works by seventeen South African
artists. The artworks represent artists' responses to
a weeklong stay in New York and visits with a team
of international curators. The exhibition features an
extraordinary lineup of artists working in diverse
media, including sculpture, drawing, photography,
painting, installation, video, performance and dance.
The common thread throughout the exhibition is the
highly personal point of departure of their working
methods, informed by their varied experiences as
South Africans. Participating artists are Jane
Alexander, Wim Botha, Steven Cohen, Churchill
Madikida, Mustafa Maluka, Thando Mama, Samson
Mudzunga, Jay Pather, Johannes Phokela, Robin
Rhode, Claudette Schreuders, Berni Searle, Doreen
Southwood, Clive van den Berg, Minnette Vari,
Diane Victor, and Sandile Zulu.

Running concurrently with PersonalAffects at the
Museum for African Art will be Glimpses from the
South: a Selection of African Art from the
Johannesburg Art Gallery. This exhibition constitutes
one of the many aspects in which South African
institutions have collaborated with the Museum for
African Art in New York to create Season South
Africa. It includes masterpieces of traditional South
African art and will open September 23, 2004 at the
Museum for African Art's Focus Gallery, and will run
through February 28, 2005.

AFROCUBA: Works on Paper, 1968 2003
Organized by San FranciscdState University's Fine
Arts Gallery
Opening: February 2005
Curator: Judith Bettelheim
Travel schedule: For information on the traveling
exhibition, contact Curatorial Assistance Traveling
Exhibitions at (626) 577-0044 or

AFROCUBA: Works on Paper, 1968 -2003
presents the first opportunity for US audiences to
see close to four decades of artistic production
shaped by the influential forces of Afro Cuban
religion, contemporary social issues, questions of
cultural heritage, and personal and diplomatic
relations with Africa. Representing the work of 26
artists residing in Havana and Santiago de Cuba,
AFROCUBA includes 60 prints and drawings
masterfully executed in a variety of techniques,
among them lithography, collagraph, woodcut,
screen print, and ink and crayon drawing.

The exhibition catalog, distributed by Washington
Press, features essays by organizing curator Judith
Bettelheim, an expert on the African Diaspora, as
well as an invited essay by Cuban artist and curator
Alexis Esquivel, and excerpts from David Mateo's
Looking at Cuban Printmaking (Havana, 2001).
Cuban artist and critic Tonel (Antonio Eligio
Fernandez) served as curatorial consultant for the
exhibition, which premiers at the Fine Arts Gallery of
San Francisco State University in February 2005 and
is toured nationally by Curatorial Assistance (see
contact information above). For more information on
the San Francisco show, call (415) 338-6535, or
email gallery@sfsu.edu.

Cyberscapes from the Old Country

Organized by the African American Museum, Dallas,
July 8 September 11, 2005
Featuring the work of artist Barthosa Nkurumeh
For scheduling information contact Barthosa
Nkurumeh at 3303 Fallmeadow Street, Denton, TX
76207, (940) 591-9535, or at uloka@africamail.com,
or see http://afropoets.tripod.com/ulonka

An exhibition of 28 works in bas-relief and mixed
media, Cyberscapes from the Old Country
addresses the theme of the migration of memory
and the artist's emigration of memories from the old
country (Africa) to the New World (America). For
more information see http://www.aamdallas.org/

Calls for Papers
Et Information

Midwestern Art History Society Annual

Cincinnati Art Museum and the Taft Museum of Art
and Art Academy
April 7 9, 2005
Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2004
www.mahsonline.org or www.uc.edu

Panel Title: "African Art Today: Definitions and

This panel seeks to present recent research on art
forms and/or aesthetic dialogues of African artists
producing currently. These artists may be variously
defined as producing for the world's international art
market, or creating "contemporary" African arts, or
arts that use African traditions as "touchstones" for
new forms, or works that continue to be based on
historical precedents. Papers may challenge current
definitions/dialogues within the field. Paper
proposals are requested from individuals studying
any related issue.

Presenters must be MAHS members for the year
2005 (may renew after 1/1/05). Paper proposals of
no more than 250 words are requested from
individuals studying any related issue. A proposal,
CV and cover letter of statement of author's MAHS
membership status may be submitted by December
15, 2004 to the panel chair by email or post:


Tavy D. Aherne
2261 Bent Tree Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401

Canadian Association of African Studies 2005
Annual Conference,
"Furthering the Globalization Debate: Cross
Regional Comparisons"

Montreal, Marriott Chateau Champlain
April 27 May 1, 2005
Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2004

The Canadian Association of African Studies in
conjunction with CAAS, CALACS, and CANMES
issues this call for papers. For more information

Sixth Northeastern U.S. Workshop on Southern
Africa (NEWSA)

Burlington, Vermont, Bishop Booth Conference
April 22 25, 2005
Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2004

Scholars from all disciplines who are currently
working on southern Africa (Angola, Botswana,
Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South
Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are
invited to submit proposals. The NEWSA conference
is organized around intensive discussion of pre-
circulated papers. In addition to regular panels,
participants are encouraged to consider organizing
roundtable discussions, especially around the
following three topics: 1) popular culture, including
but not limited to studies of literature, emergent
youth culture, television, film, dance, bar and
shebeen culture, fashion, and food; 2) reflections on
the current situation in Zimbabwe under Mugabe,
including but not limited to political, military,
economic, environmental, academic, and health
issues; and 3) identity, touching on a range of issues
including ethnic, racial, gender, sexual and age-
based identities.

If you wish to organize a roundtable discussion your
proposal should include a description no longer than
two pages of what the panel will discuss and names
of the three to four discussion participants. If you
wish to give a paper, your proposal should include a
title and an abstract of one to two paragraphs.
Completed papers, not to exceed 40 pages, will be
due March 15, 2005 so that they can be pre-
circulated on a conference web site. If you wish to
serve as a discussant, your proposal should indicate
the areas of southern African studies on which you
are most prepared to comment. Once the
conference participants are selected and organized
into panels, each
panel will be assigned a discussant. Discussants
thoroughly read the pre-circulated papers by
participants in their sessions and give 10-15 minutes
of constructive criticism/comment.

Individuals interested in attending should contact
Julie Livingston by email at:
living @tulrich.com. Proposals should be sent to the
same email address.

To receive direct notices about this and future
NEWSA meetings, please subscribe to the
majordomo list. To do this, send an email to:
majordomo@southwestern.edu. The body of your
email should read: subscribe su-newsa.

Body Modification: Mark II Conference

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
April 21 23, 2005
Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2004
bodmod @scmp.mq.edu.au

Following the great success of the first Body
Modification conference in April 2003, Macquarie
University is pleased to announce Body Modification
Mark II. This international conference will include a
wide range of interdisciplinary approaches to the
consideration of body modification. Abstracts of
papers and proposals for panels and performances
pieces are invited. Please send proposals of 300 -
500 words to:

Dr. Nikki Sullivan
Body Modification Conference Committee
Department of Critical and Cultural Studies
Macquarie University
North Ryde
New South Wales 2109

Research Query

Kota & Mahongwe Figures Database Project

Gary van Rijn and Frederic Cloth are working on an
experimental database and classification project of
Kota (i.e. mbulu-ngulu figures) and Mahongwe
(bwete) figures. Their goal is to make accessible to
researchers and scholars a sample large enough to
allow statistical analysis of each sub-style. They are
searching for pictures of reliquary guardians
together with as much information as possible about
them. For privacy reasons, Van Rijn and Cloth will
not name contributors unless explicitly permitted to
do so. Their goal is strictly scientific and images will
not be used in a commercial context. They intend to
make the images accessible through what will
probably be a university Website.

Contributions may be sent through email or postal
mail to the following addresses:

Mail: Frederic Cloth
46 rue au Beurre
1000 Bruxelles

Email: kota*spidernet.be

Documents sent by regular mail will be scanned and
returned to their owners.

Current Publications and Media

TAXI Art Books Series on South African Artists

David Krut Publishing in Johannesburg has
published 10 monographs on contemporary mid-
career South African artists as the TAXI Art Books
Series. The artists on whom TAXI books have been
produced are: Jo Ractliffe, Samson Mudzunga,
Jeremy Wafer, Santu Mofokeng, David Koloane,
Lien Botha, Noria Mabasa, Steven Cohen, Kagiso
Pat Mautloa and the 10th publication on Deborah
Bell which coincided with South Africa's Ten Years of
Democracy festivities. Two new titles in production
are on Sandile Zulu and Willem Boshoff.

The publishing house has also published under its
own imprint a new title Through the Looking Glass:
Representations of Self by South African Women
Artists, which was written by distinguished art
historian Brenda Schmahmann, Professor of Art at
Rhodes University in Grahamstown, and
accompanies an exhibition currently travelling South

These publications as well as those of other
publishers are now available in the USA at David
Krut Projects / 526 W26th Str, #816 / NY 10001.

Call for Reviewers

Doran Ross and Al Roberts, acting book review
editors for African Arts Journal, request your
assistance. If you would like to review books for the
journal, please contact Al Roberts
(aroberts@arts.ucla.edu) so that your name can be
added to a list of willing colleagues.

If you have recently published a book on traditional or
contemporary African art from any part of the
continent or its diasporas, or if you know some who
has done so, please request that the publisher send
a review copy to the African Arts office at UCLA.

A message from the editors of African Arts: "Please
do not assume that because a book is not in your
particular area of expertise, that you are not
sufficiently prepared to review it. As scholars
interested in all the forms that expression takes in
Africa, we all need to cross academic and regional
borders more often than we do. So, please, step
up to the line! We're also looking for shorter

reviews, 750 1000 words, so the demand will
be lighter and the turn-around quicker. Thanks in
advance for your assistance."

Children's African Books Awards Presentation
and Workshop at the Library of Congress in
Washington, D.C.

ACASA members are invited to support the
Children's Africana Book Awards program,
established in 1991 by the African Studies
Association to encourage the publication and
use of accurate, balanced children's books on
Africa. CABA honors illustrators as well as
authors. Two top awards, Best Book for Young
Children and Best Book for Older Readers, are
given annually. Additional titles are named
Honor Books in the Young Children and Older
Reader categories, as deemed appropriate by
ASA's awards panel, comprised of African
Studies and K-12 curricular and literature

Books published or republished by U.S.
publishers with copyright in 2004 are eligible for
the 2005 awards. The criteria for nomination
are (1) Books should be suitable for children
ages 4-18 and (2) A significant portion of the
book's content should be about Africa.
Nominations for the Children's Africana Book
Awards are made directly by the publishers, who
may nominate as many separate titles for a
given year's competition as they desire. Seven
copies of the nominated book must be sent by
the publisher to the 2005 CABA Awards
Committee members by December 31, 2004.
Reviews of the nominated titles are posted on
the Internet at H-AfrTeach, www.h-net.msu.edu/
reviews, and Africa Access Review,
www.AfricaAccessReview.org. Reviews are
published in Sankofa: A Journal of African
Children's and Young Adult Literature. Specific
mailing instructions can be obtained from the
African Studies Association, e-mail
asapub@rci.rutgers.edu. ACASA members
should encourage publishers of appropriate
books to make sure they are nominated.

Following the precedent established in 2004, the
2005 presentation of the Children's Africana
Book Awards will include a workshop at the
Library of Congress involving previously

honored authors and illustrators as well as
scholars in the field of African Studies who are
knowledgeable about including Africa in the K-12
curriculum. The upcoming workshop on April 30,
2005, has the working title "Content is
Crucial: New Approaches to Mali and Ethiopia."
Author/artist Baba Wague Diakite of Mali and
author Jane Kurtz, who grew up in Ethiopia, will
be featured. Details for awarding continuing
education credit for participation in the workshop
are being worked out. More details and
registration information can be obtained from
outside the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area
can be obtained.

In the fall of 2004 the CABA committee is
launching the Africana Book Buddies Club
to promote literacy and introduce school-age
children to recommended titles on Africa.
ACASA members are invited to review the
Africana Book Buddies Club materials
http://www.africaaccessreview.org/ and suggest
additional ways to promote titles focusing on
African arts and crafts or supplementary
activities that can be included in this

Harriet C. McGuire
ACASA member & volunteer with the ASA
Children's Africana Book Awards Program
3007 Russell Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22305-1719
Phone: 703.549-8208
E-mail: hmcguire@bigfoot.com

The Art of Ife: A Descriptive Catalog and
Database on CD-ROM

The art of Ife is an important part of the world's
artistic heritage. Sculpture in bronze, terracotta
and stone was at its peak there from the
twelfth to the early fifteenth century. Its
development into the style of contemporary
Yoruba sculpture can be traced in the later Ife

This CD-ROM is based on records made by
Frank Willett over a period of forty years. His
records are the only complete account of what
should be housed in the National Museum of Ife
Antiquities which, after re-cataloguing only part
of the collection, inexplicably destroyed its
original catalogues. There have been many
thefts from the Museum in recent years.

Ife material on loan to the Jos Museum was also
stolen in 1987. The Art Museum of the Institute of
African Studies at the University of Ife is reported to
have been robbed of its entire collection. The
archaeological material recovered from excavations
by members of their staff and formerly housed there
is also documented on the CD-ROM. Ife pieces in
museums and private collections outside Nigeria are
included as well.

The text describes the archaeological investigations
that have been conducted in Ife since 1910, often
drawing on unpublished records of archaeologists
who are now deceased. There are text chapters
devoted to the history of archaeology in Ife, the
evidence for dating, the technique of casting, the
composition of the metals used in casting and the
social role of the sculpture. A chapter by Barbara
Blackmun discusses the hands of individual artists.
There are 2200 illustrations.

Behind the text lies a database that allows for
detailed searching on a wide range of characteristics
to detect stylistic features shared by several
sculptures. It also allows any individual piece to be
identified and matched to its illustrations and

Apart from the disc's obvious role as a scholarly
resource for both teaching and research in
archaeology and art history, it is important that the
contents of the two Ife museums should be published
so that other museums worldwide, as well as private
collectors and dealers, should be able to check
whether an Ife antiquity offered to them has been
stolen. The records on which the disc is based have
already served to identify and enable the return from
Europe of pieces that the Museum had not even
reported missing.

For more details see the web site:
from where it can be ordered at a price of UK25
plus shipping.

Submitted by: Frank Willett
(fwillett@ museum.gla.ac.uk)

New Southern African Art Book Website

Clarke's Bookshop in Cape Town has always been
known for their Southern African art book selection,
on sale at the shop and exhibited every year at the
African Studies Association meetings.

We would like to announce our new Southern
African Art Book web site:

We currently list over 400 hundred titles (both in print
and out of print) on art from Mozambique,
Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa,
and we will be adding new titles regularly. We will
also search for out of print titles.

We also feature a regularly updated 'new arrivals'

We hope ACASA members will find this site useful
and would welcome any comments."

Many thanks,
Henrietta Dax

Clarke's Bookshop
211 Long Street
Cape Town 8001
South Africa

Archaeology of Islam Publication and Review

Insoll, Timothy. The Archaeology of Islam in Sub-
Saharan Africa. Cambridge and New York:
Cambridge University Press, 2003.

For a review by David Robinson, Department of
History, Michigan State University, see


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SA Summer Programs

Drew in West Africa returns to Mali this coming
summer. Jerry Vogel will continue to bring his
expertise to the trip, which will run from
July 10 to August 7, 2005.

Program highlights include the extraordinary arts
and architecture of the ancient centers of Jenne and
Timbuctu with their spectacular mosques
and historical buildings, the exceptional Dogon
villages, Niger River towns such as Mopti, the
Bamana centers of Segou and San, and the
exciting capital of Bamako. Students will hear
lectures from Malian experts, talk with local elders,
and observe masqueraders and musicians,
textile weavers and dyers, carvers, potters, metal
smiths, and casters.

Program cost: $4850, which includes roundtrip
airfare New York Bamako, lodging, in-country
transportation by Land Rovers, and 8 credit hours
tuition. Application deadline March 31, 2005. For
further information and application forms, please
contact Drew in West Africa, International
and Off-Campus Programs, Drew University,
Madison, NJ 07940; or contact
Phil Peek, (973) 408-3383, ppeek@drew.edu.

-- "Corrections & Updates

CAA Meeting Correction and Update

Please note the following correction and update to
the CAA news reported on p. 6 of the Spring/
Summer 2004 Newsletter, vol. 69: There will be
four African panels at the CAA meeting in Atlanta in
February 2005, one on 1960s modernism chaired
by Chika Okeke (not Chike Aniakor as previously
reported), one on African architecture chaired by
Rebecca Ginsburg, and a double panel on
reinterpreting historical art, both chaired by Sidney

-I 12004 Membership Directory Addendum
Members who have joined or renewed between June 1 Et Sept. 30, 2004

The Arts Council of the African Studies Association

* North America, Europe Et Asia *


Cleveland Museum of Art
Ingalls Library Serials Dept.
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-1797
Work: 216-707-2550

Liverpool Museum
Curator of African Collections
Humanities Department
Ethnology Section
William Brown St.
Liverpool, L3 8EN
Tel: +44 (0) 151 478 4377
Fax: +44 (0) 151 478 4066
zachary.kingdon@ liverpoolmuseum.org.uk


Judith Bettelheim
Art Department
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway
San Francisco, CA 94132
Home: 510-653-1769

J. Henrike Florusbosch
Department of Anthropology
University of Michigan
1927 Dexter Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Home: 734-834-6852

William A. Hart
Department of Philosophy
University of Ulster-Coleraine
Cromore Road
Coleraine, Co. Londonderry
BT52 1 SA
Home: +44(0)028-2075-1844
Work: +44(0)028-7032-4311

Earnestine Jenkins
University of Memphis
2044 Kilarney
Memphis, TN 38116
Home: 901-398-4309
Work: 901-678-3450
eljenkns @ memphis.edu

Shiaka Kallon
University of London
90 Cornwall Gardens, South Kensington
London, SW74AX

Carolyn P. Maitland
New York Technical College
4745 GrosvenorAve.
Bronx, NY 10471-3306
Home: 718-548-3783

Rebecca Martin Nagy
Samuel P. Ham Museum of Art
University of Florida
P.O. Box 112700
Gainesville, FL 32611-2700
Work: 352-392-9826


Jonathan Nash
African Crafts
194-Arlington Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Robin Poynor
School of Art and Art History
University of Florida
102 FAA, P.O. Box 115801
Gainesville, FL 32611-5801
Home: 352-372-2499
Work: 352-392-0201 x223

Allen F. Roberts
Dept of World Arts & Cultures, African Studies Center
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310
Home: 310-470-7705
Work: 310-825-3686

Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts
Fowler Museum of Cultural History
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549
Home: 310-470-7705
Work: 310-825-9025

Raymond A. Silverman
Department of the History of Art;
Director Museum Studies Program
University of Michigan
519 S. State Street, Tappan Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1357
Home: 734-913-7931
Work: 734-615-9847; 734-764-5400 (msg)

Anne M. Spencer
1103 Kensington Ave.
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Home: 908-561-6385

Africa and the Caribbean *


Livingstone Museum
Mosi-oa-Tunya Road
P.O.B. 60498
livmus @ zamnet.zm

Musa Heritage Gallery
Bamfem Quarter,
P. O. Box 21
Kumbo-Nso, N.W.P.
Work: +237 753 69 70

University of Namibia
Department of Visual Arts
Private Bag 13301
Windhoek 9000,
Work: +264-61-206-3184 or 206-3025


Olugbenga Oladeji Abokede
Department of Fine and Applied Arts
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology,
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
P.M.B. 4000
Home: 08035768593

Olusequin Jide Ajiboye
Fine Arts
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Ile-Ife, Osun 220005
Home: 08034037567

E. Ofori Akyea
Independent Scholar
P. 0. Box DS 2249
Accra, Dansoman
Home: 233-2131-2180

Baldwin Chika Anyasodo
Fine and Applied Arts Dpt.
Alvan Ikoku College of Education
P.M.B. 1033
Owerri, IMO
Home: 083-232-622

Mr. Jerry Buhari
Department of Fine Arts
Ahmadu Bello University
Zaria, Kaduna State
Home: 234 69 551019

Mr. G. W. K. Dawson
Fine Arts and Contemporary Fine Arts
Dawson Art Centre
P. 0. Box 2
Nima, Accra C10415
Home: 024 220002
Work: 231021

Mr. Osa D. Egonwa
Department of Fine, Applied & Performing Arts
Delta State University
Abraka Campus
Abraka, Delta State
Work: 080 333 171 64
egonwal @yahoo.com

Michael Obesegun Faguyibe
Obafemi Awolowo University, lie Ife
Fine Arts Department
lie Ife, Osun State 220005
Home: +234 080 365 7834
Work: +234 080 561 65987
artsville2001 @yahoo.com

A. Stephen Foldranmd
Department of Fine Arts
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Osun 220005
Home: 01-4738100
Work: 234 08034053669

Dr. M. Oladipo Fowowe
Department of Fine & Applied Arts
University of Benin
PMB 1154
Benin City, Edo State
Home: 08056111246

Ms. Colette Gounou
Musee Ethnographique Alescandre Sbnou Abande
01BP 299
Porto Novo,
Home: 229 22 46 55
Work: 229 21 2554

Mr. Anselm Ibeanu
Department of Archaeology
University of Nigeria
Nsukka, Enugu State
aibeanu @yahoo.com

Eyitayo Tolulope Ijisakin
Department of Fine Arts
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Ile-Ife, Osun
Home: 234 036 233280
Work: 234 0803 385 6772

Yemi Olaolu Ijisakin
Obafemi Awolowo University, lie Ife
Fine Arts Department
lie Ife, Osun State 220005
+234 080 335 594292

David Olajide Makinde
Fine Arts
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
House C4, Road 15, O.A.U.
Ile-Ife, Osun 220005
Home: 08034037585

Mr. Dumisani Ndlovu
Visual Artists' Association of Bulawayo
72644 Lobengula West, P. 0. Magwegwe
Home: (263) (9) 402-588

Hyacinth Chidozie Ngumah
Fine and Applied Arts
Alvan Ikoku College of Eduction, Owerri
PMB 1033
Owerri, IMO
Home: 08028342857
hyngumah @yahoo.com

Dr. Jean-Paul Notud
B.P. 1857
Home: 237 991-59-77
Work: 237 220-15-08

Mr. Ejike F. Okafoizuna
National Gallery of Modern Art
PMB 138
Abakaliki 480001, Ebonyi State
Home: 08037104167

Emecka Emmanuel Okonkwo
Dept of Archaeology and Tourism
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Nsukka, Enugu State NIGERIA
Home: 324-01-8048591

Mr. Patrick Uchenna Okpoko
Department of Archaeology and Tourism
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Nsukka, Enugu State
Work: 324-042-308200

Dr. Sally Price
97217 Anses d'Arlet
Anse Chaudiere, 97217
Home: 011-596-596-68-67-67

Dr. Aderemi Raji-Oyelade
Department of English
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Oyo
remrajl @yahoo.com

Gisela Seidensticker-Brikay
Centre for Trans-Saharan Studies
P.M.B. 1069
Maiduguri, Borno State
Home: 076 236 530
gilliam22002 @ yahoo.co.uk

Mr. Burhan Ssebayigga
African Research Center for the Preservation of
Islamic Heritage
P.O. Box 2636
Home: 256-077-657045
Work: 256-041-530106

James H. Wade
University of Maiduguri
Creative Arts Department
P.M.B. 1069
Bornu State 600001
Home: +234 076 236 054

Mr. Olalekan J. Oyebowale
P. 0. Box 567
Oshogbo, OShgun State 234
Work: 035 243929
waleoctoberl @yahoo.com


The Arts Council of the African Studies Association

The Fourteenth Triennial Symposium on African Art
Gainesville, Florida 2004

I / We pledge
$25_ $50 $100 $250 Other
for the 14th Triennial Symposium Fund for Visiting African Scholars and Graduate
$25 $50 $100 $250 Other
for the ACASA Endowment Fund for Long-Range Planning and Programs
My/Our Check for a total contribution of $____ made out to ACASA is enclosed.

Please send to ACASA Secretary-Treasurer:

Tavy D. Aherne
2261 Bent Tree Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Triennial Fundraising Form

I & IVoluntary Contributions Form

The Arts Council of the African Studies Association

Your contributions to ACASA special funds may be made with annual membership renewal or at other times
throughout the year. Please complete this form and send it with your contribution to either or both of the following
ACASA funds:

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Caribbean (A $10 sponsorship will cover mailings for one year to one courtesy member.)

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Mail form with payment to:

Tavy D. Aherne
ACASA Secretary /Treasurer
2261 Bent Tree Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401


Membership Form


Please Note: Membership runs January 1 December 31
$20.00 Special Member
(student, unemployed, retired)
$50.00 Regular Member
$75.00 Institutional Member

The Arts Council of the African Studies Association

Please return form with payment to:
Tavy D. Aherne
ACASA Secretary/Treasurer
2261 Bent Tree Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401

Sieber Memorial Fund (Dissertation award presented at the Triennial Symposium)
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Symposium Fund (Travel assistance for African scholars and graduate students)
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Caribbean ($10.00 per sponsorship)
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ACASA members living in Africa and the Caribbean are not required to pay membership dues but
should send completed membership forms to the membership coordinator by January each year to
ensure delivery of Newsletters, if funding for mailings is available.

for Directory and Receipt of Newsletter:


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Current Memberships:

ACASA Back Issues
We have received several letters asking about ordering back issues of ACASA. Back issues are
available for $5.00 and can be obtained by sending a request to:
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OCT 2 7 2004

Editor: ACASA Newsletter
(Attn: R. Nagy)
University of Florida
Harn Museum of Art
P.O. Box 112700
Gainesville, FL 32611-2700


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