On Friday, Oct. 5, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in the Maxwell Library Heritage Room, the BSU African Studies Program will present The Sunjata Fasa, a lecture by Dr. Chérif Keita, Carleton College.
Dr. Keita is the William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, and the Co-Director of the Africana Studies Department at Carleton College. He specializes in teaching Francophone literature of Africa and the Caribbean, as well as advanced languages courses. A native of Mali, he has published books and articles on both social and literary problems in contemporary Africa. His special interests include the novel and social change in Mali, oral tradition, and the relationship between music (traditional and modern), literature and culture in Africa. Professor Keïta is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker, with a trilogy of films about some of the founding figures of the African national Congress of South Africa.The lecture is open to the BSU community and the public.