Date: January 18, 2016
Subject: ABSC Newsletter: Week of Jan 19, 2016

Newsletter: Week of January 19, 2016

Welcome Back!

The ABSC team wishes you a wonderful new year 2016 and is pleased to welcome you back to school with a line-up of interesting events. We look forward to sharing precious moments with all of you this year.

Africa Salon Presents: Continents in Conversation

 When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 
Where: Common Room, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven
What: Continents in Conversation is a literary festival and complement to AFRICA SALON 2016. The half-day event features three intimate, interactive sessions with internationally renowned African and African diasporan authors. Admission is free but advance registration is mandatory
9:30 a.m.: Breakfast 
10-11 a.m.: What is African Literature? Session with Jack Mapanje, Maaza Mengiste, and Okey Ndibe
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Nationalism and Reality Session with Kia Corthron, Margie Orford, and Chika Unigwe
12:15-2 p.m.: Delicious catered lunch
2-3 p.m.: Luxury of Youth Session with Aminatta Forna, Chigozie Obioma, and Clemantine Wamariya
For more information, please click here

Writing Violence: the Ethics and Aesthetics of Writing Crime in Post-Apartheid South Africa

 When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 4:30pm?
Where: room 202, Luce Hall, Common Room, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven
What: Come listen to Margie Orford, writer and gender activist, as she speaks about depicting crime in literary works in Post-Apartheid South Africa. 

Lunch with Colin Coleman, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs (Sub-Saharan Africa)

When: Wednesday, February 10, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Where: Evans Hall - 2200, 165 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, United States
What: Please join us in inviting Colin Coleman, the current head of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in Sub-Saharan Africa.Lunch will be provided.
Please mark your agenda, RSVP details to come.

Black-out! An Afro-heritage Celebration

When: Wednesday, February 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Beinecke Auditorium, Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, United States
What: Join us for a joyful celebration of Black History Month around drinks, great afro-carribean food and wonderful artistic performances. 
Please mark your agenda, RSVP details to come.