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Ghislaine Lydon

For Ghislaine Lydon, 2006 was the year of travel.

Speaker to Discuss Rights, Writers

Visiting humanities professor to lecture on African activism, literature, and liberties

An African Love Affair

UCLA visual culture scholars Allen and Polly Roberts have spent two lifetimes studying and celebrating the profound mysteries, hidden cultures and timeless beauty of one of the most fascinating places on Earth.

Justice in the Grass

A documentary about the Rwandan genocide to be screened at UCLA on Wednesday looks at efforts to revive a traditional court system that brings victim and perpetrator face to face.

From the Director

ASC Director Allen F. Roberts introduces ASC's new eNEWSLETTER and gives a roundup of 2006.

Forty Years of 'African Arts'

Herbert M. Cole looks at four decades of "African Arts" at UCLA and what the future may have in store for the journal and the field of African art.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o Shares His Art

On a book tour for his English translation of 'Wizard of the Crow,' the Kenyan novelist and playwright teaches a UCLA audience about dictators, globalization, and 'the unity behind creation.'

UCLA Visiting Professor Wins Prestigious French Book Prize

Prix Renaudot winners become "mega-stars overnight" in France.

Obituary: Mazisi Kunene, South African Poet Laureate, Anti-apartheid Leader, and UCLA Professor

The UCLA African Studies Center held a memorial service for Kunene on Oct. 12.

Bright Lights, Hard Lives

The people of Nigeria's southern delta region benefit little from oil wealth. UCLA panel discussions focus on the causes of their distress.

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