Cambridge-Africa

Events

Sat 1 Nov

Writing and Identity in Contemporary Nigeria

Talk

Saturday 1 November: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Centre of African Studies Library, Alison Richard Building 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

A talk by Nigerian academic Dr Sule Emmanuel Egya, who writes poetry and fiction under the pen name E.E Sule, Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize for Africa for his first novel, Sterile Sky, published by Pearson Education in the African Writers Series in 2012.The talk will centre on how contemporary Nigerian writers infuse indigenous words, expressions and idioms in their works as markers of identity.

Part of the Festival of Ideas, booking required via web link.

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Sat 1 Nov

Photography and Africa

Seminar

10.30am-12noon, Fitzwilliam Museum.

By artist - Javier Hirschfield

In a one hour and 30 minutes seminar, Hirschfeld will tackle the following aspects on Africa and Photography:

- Cultural and Aesthetic Synchretism
- African Studio Photography
- Inspiring Artists Revisiting the History of Art

Venue: Seminar Room at Fitzwilliam Museum. (Use Courtyard Entrance).

Limited places: 70 so online booking is essential.

Online registration: http://bit.ly/photographyandafrica

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Sat 1 Nov

‘Más Morena’ by Javier Hirschfeld

Photo Exhibition

VENUE: Cambridge Arts Picturehouse Cafe
TIME: Launched at 5 PM, 1st November 2014

The exhibition will be in the Arts Picturehouse during the whole of the Cambridge African Film Festival between 1-9 November 2014. Hirschfeld proposes a journey through the aesthetical experimentation, bringing together the Senegalese everyday life and the Andalusian Romantic painting of Julio Romero de Torres.

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More Info: http://www.cambridgeafricanfilmfestival.org.uk/home/201...

Sat 1 Nov

Dankumba & Timbuktu

Two Film Screenings

 

  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • More details on both films via weblink (below). Films will be followed by live music and drinks reception.

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TALK

Sat 1 Nov

Festival of Ideas An exploration of contemporary French identity through Art and Poetry

Dr Geneviève Guétemme

Talk by Geneviève Guétemme This talk will bring to attention the idea of mixed identity in contemporary France as experienced and shown by two artists: Armand Vial, French photographer and pied-noir, who chose to go back to Algeria in 2011, and Kader Attia, French of Algerian origin, multimedia artist living...

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Sat 1 Nov

'Token of loss' by Dr Benson Mulemi

Talk

12:00-13:00, 1st November 2014

Centre of African Studies, Library 3rd floor, Alison Richard Building 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

Dr Benson Mulemi, a medical anthropologist at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, will give a talk on stigma, spoilt identity and cancer rehabilitation in Kenya. Cancer therapy and rehabilitative technologies act as reminders of the loss of identity and pre-morbidity personhood. The talk will examine patients and survivors’ perspectives on their body and social function, and identity, drawing on hospital ethnography in Kenya.

Booking required (via web link)

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More Info: http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/token-loss

Sun 2 Nov

El Problema

Film Screening + Q&A

  • Time: 1.30pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • French, Arabic & Spanish with English subtitles
  • Dr Alice Wilson will host a Q&A following the screening, one of the leading scholars on the Western Sahara liberation movement, at the University of Cambridge.
  • More details on the film via weblink (below). posterelproblema

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Sun 2 Nov

Roadmap to Apartheid

Film Screening + Q&A

 

  • Time: 6.15pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • David Africa and Dr Ruba Salih will host a Q&A following the screening. David was a liberation movement activist in 1980s South Africa, holding leadership positions in student and youth political organisations. He has commented on South African politics, international security and Israel’s occupation in Al Jazeera Online, The Mail & Guardian and South Africa radio and television. Dr Ruba Salih is a Member of the Centre for Palestine Studies and Reader of Gender Studies in SOAS, University of London, with extensive academic work on Palestine.
  • Part of 'South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour'
  • More details on the film via weblink (below).

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Mon 3 Nov

1994: The Bloody Miracle

Film Screening + Q&A with Director

  • Time: 6.00pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • English with English subtitles
  • Director Meg Rickards will host a Q&A following the screening
  • Part of 'South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour'
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)FRAME2

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Tue 4 Nov

Visions to be Heard: Empowering Young Africans through Film

Short Films & Panel Discussion

  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
  • In partnership with the Humanitarian Centre & French Studies Society (Trinity College)
  • More details on the event via weblink (below)

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TALK

Tue 4 Nov

1977 – Martyrdom and the Centenary Celebrations in Idi Amin's Uganda

Eva Namusoke

Abstract not available

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Tue 4 Nov

Charity Ceilidh with Afrinspire and EWB

Fundraiser

Where: Emmanuel United Reformed Church, 72 Trumpington Street, Cambridge
Time: 20:00-22:00, doors open at 19:45

Tickets:
£8 including a glass of wine (£7 if you buy your ticket before 1st November)! Please go to https://afrinspire-ewb-ceilidh.eventbrite.co.uk to buy your tickets.

With all proceeds shared between EWB Projects and Afrinspire, thereby directly changing lives in East Africa, this exciting night of Scottish dancing is not to be missed!

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Wed 5 Nov

Four Corners

Film Screening + Q&A with Director

  • Time: 6.00pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • Director Ian Gabriel will host a Q&A following the screening
  • Part of 'South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour'
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Thu 6 Nov

Gone Too Far

Film Screening + Q&A with Director

  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • English and Yoruba with English subtitles
  • Director Destiny Ekaragha and Sierra Leonean Cambridge University alumni of Social and Political Science, Mamusu Kallon, will host a Q&A following the screening
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Thu 6 Nov

Market Imaginary

Film Screening

  • Time: 8.45pm
  • Venue: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
  • Wolof, French & English with English subtitles
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Fri 7 Nov

Le Voyage d'une vie

Film Screening + Q&A with Director & Author + Panel Discussion

  • Time: 5.30pm
  • Venue: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
  • Following the screening, there will be a discussion panel with the director, Ingrid Franchi, writer and protagonist, Ferdinand Fokou, as well as Dr Jean Khalfa, Hannah Kilduff and PhD students at Cambridge Unviersity Franca Hoffman (involved in the film) and Njoki Wamain (Kenyan student of International Studies, President of the Cambridge East African Society)
  • Special focus on migration
  • More details on the event via weblink (below)

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Fri 7 Nov

Die Welt

Film Screening + Q&A with Director & Producer

  • Time: 8.00pm
  • Venue: TBC
  • French and Arabic with English subtitles
  • Special focus on migration
  • Director Alex Pitstra and film producer Rosan Breman will host a Q&A following the screening of the film, in conversation with Dr Jean Khalfa
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Sat 8 Nov

Miners Shot Down

Film Screening + Q&A

  • Time: 1.30pm
  • Venue: TBC
  • Alice Meyer will host a Q&A following the screening, a South African Gates PhD candidate of English at the University of Cambridge who has presented the paper ‘The Case of Marikana: poetry and protest in post-apartheid South Africa’
  • Part of 'South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour'
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Sat 8 Nov

Princesa de Africa

Film Screening + Reception

  • Time: 6.00pm
  • Venue: TBC
  • Spanish, Wolof and French with English Subtitles
  • Following the screening, there will be a closing party with food, music & dance
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Sun 9 Nov

South African Popular Songs

Workshop


Venue: Faculty of Education within Homerton College, Hills Road. 

Led by: South African lyric soprano, Joyce Moholoagae.

Time: 1.30 - 3.30 pm

Entry Fee: £5 for workshop + closing Cambridge African Film Festival ticket for 'Hear me Move' at 5pm

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Sun 9 Nov

Hear Me Move

Film Screening + Q&A with Director

  • Time: 5.00pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • Following the screening, director Scottnes L. Smith and choreographer Paul Modjajdi will join us for a Q&A and later there will be a live performance by South African singer Joyce Moholoagae
  • Part of 'South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour'
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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TALK

Fri 14 Nov

Genetics in Africa

Dr Manjinder Sandu, International Health Research Group & Genetic Epidemiology Group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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Wed 19 Nov

Scribes, 'scribes' and language contact in Greco-Roman Egypt

Martti Leiwo (Helsinki)

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Thu 20 Nov

Climate Change in Africa

Dr Chuks Okereke, University of Reading, UK

Dr Okereke is an Associate Professor at the University of Reading, UK. He is broadly interested in researching the governance of climate change and links with international development and global political economy. Particularly: (a)the governance of climate adaptation and low carbon development in Africa (b)ethical dimensions of global environmental and...

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Tue 25 Nov

Religion and Humour: The Islamic Feast of Sacrifice in Egyptian Cartoons

Professor Gabriel M. Rosenbaum - Dept. of Arabic Language and Literature,The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Director, The Israeli Academic Center in Cairo and Visiting Fellow Wolfson College, Cambridge

The Islamic Feast of Sacrifice that starts after the conclusion of the pilgrimage ceremonies in Mecca will be briefly described at the outset of the lecture. In addition to the traditional customs associated with this Feast, a unique folklore has developed.

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Mon 1 Dec

Transition and Justice in Africa: A Panel Discussion

Speaker to be confirmed

Gerhard Anders (University of Edinburgh, co-chair) Olaf Zenker (Free University Berlin, co-chair) Steffen Jensen (Danish Institute against Torture) Nigel Eltringham (University of Sussex) Jens Meierhenrich (London School of Economics, discussant)

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Thu 4 Dec

Focus on the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS): An Overview of the Aims, the Model, Achievements and Future Plans

Irene Tamajong

The *African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI)* is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. The AIMS-NEI vision is to lead the transformation of Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries which benefit the...

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Wed 10 Dec

Succulents in South Africa

David Porter

South Africa is home to many of the 'other succulents' (i.e. non-cacti) which we grow.

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Thu 29 Jan

Carbon Conflicts: New Imaginaries and Political Economies in African Forest Landscapes

Professor Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies

Global climate change concerns have stimulated a wave of forest carbon projects and offsetting schemes across the world, many in Africa. These are exemplars of the contemporary neo-liberalisation of nature, but also shaped by the peculiar, globalised discourses and practices that construct carbon as a tradeable commodity.

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