Well, school is out and I leave for Boston next week. I still have many things to do in preparation for the trip including a lot of reading.
Here's the list:
Mbye Cham, “Oral Traditions, Literature and Film in Africa: The Dynamics of Exchange.” In Robert Stam & Alessandra Raengo (Eds.), Literature and Film:
A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Film Adaptation. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005. Pp. 295-312.Mariama Ba,
So Long A Letter (novel).Curtis Keim,
"Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind" (2nd edition). Westview Press 2009. Fiona McLaughlin,
“On the Origins of Urban Wolof: Evidence from Louis Descemet’s 1864 Phrase Book,
” Language in Society, Vol. 37, (2008), 713–735.Fiona McLaughlin,
“The Governor and the Marabout: Contesting the Place Faidherbe in Saint-Louis du Sénégal.” Unpublished paper.Ivor Miller,
“Cuban Abakuá Chants: Examining New Linguistic and Historical Evidence for the African Diaspora,” African Studies Review, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Apr., 2005), pp. 23-58.John Parker & Richard Rathbone,
"African History: A Very Short Introduction." Oxford University Press. 2007.
Selection of poems by Leopold Sedar Senghor.AbdouMaliq Simone,
“On the Worlding of African Cities,” African Studies Review, Vol. 44, No. 2, (Issue on Ways of Seeing: Beyond the New Nativism), (Sep., 2001), pp. 15-41.Leonardo A. Villalón,
“Senegal,” African Studies Review, Vol. 47, No. 2 (Sep., 2004), pp. 61-71.Wilson Fall, W.,
“The Upward Mobility of Wives: Gender, Class and Ethnicity," The Journal of African Philosophy, Vol. 12. No. 2, 1999, 175 – 195. Wilson Fall, Wendy,
“The Family, Local Institutions and Education.” Drylands Research Institute. UK 2000. Series on Senegal. Drylands Research Working Paper 20.