Updates from Africa

CODRESIA’S publications on line

Since the beginning of the year 2011, all the new publications of CODESRIA are free accessible online in full text. CODESRIA is the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is headquartered in Dakar Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent Pan-African research organisation with a primary focus on the social sciences, broadly defined. It is recognised not only as the pioneer African social research organisation but also as the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production on the continent

www.codesria.org/spip.php?rubrique53&lang=en

Solo Randrasana passed away

Ignace Solo Randrasana, dean of the Madagascan filmmakers, passed away the 26th august 2011. He was doing a lot for the promotion of cinema in Madagascar.
He founded “l’Institut Supérieur de Cinématographie de l’Océan Indien” which from this academic year has to prepare filmmakers. He won in 1973 an Award at the Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouadadougou (Fespaco) in Burkina Faso with his fiction Mad 47. The movie is about the violence made by french army against the local populations where there where claming indipendance from France in 1947.
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50 years ago: pubblication of L’Aventure ambiguë

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The National Arts Festival in South Africa

Easten Cape Indigenous Orchestra


The 38th edition of the National Arts Festival will take place from Thursday 28 June – Sunday 8 July 2012 in Grahamstown (Easten Cape). The 2011 National Arts Festival saw a 7.45% increase in overall attendance, with 200 771 attendees at the various events on offer, breaking the 200 000 barrier for the first time.Many genres are excepting: theatre, music, dance and physical theatre, public art, exhibitions, etc. International producers are also welcome.
http://www.nationalartsfestival.co.za