View the H-AfrArts Discussion Logs by month
View the Prior Message in H-AfrArts's February 2014 logs by: [date] [author] [thread]
View the Next Message in H-AfrArts's February 2014 logs by: [date] [author] [thread]
Visit the H-AfrArts home page.
Editor's Note: Please note previous posting had an uncomplete email address; see below correct contact details for Peter Limb. From: Peter Limb, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: CFP: Cartooning in Africa, ASA November 2014, Indianapolis Date: Tuesday 25th February 2014 There is still an opening for a speaker on the ASA proposed panel "Cartooning in Africa: Politics, Society, and Culture; Art and Satire". Professor Tejumola Olaniyan at Wisconsin-Madison and I are putting together an African Studies Association conference panel (November 20-23, Indianapolis) on African cartooning. Related to this are wider exhibitions/seminars with Tebogo Motswetla (a leading cartoonist of Botswana) at Michigan State University and Gado (leading Kenyan cartoonist) at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Panel is pitched around the themes of African cartoons/comic art in terms of culture, politics, society, art and satire, or any related aspects of comic art. From the early cartoons of Nigerian pioneer Akinola Lasekan to the great Congolese dessinateurs of bandes dessinees such as Papa Mfumu'eto and the political satire of Zapiro in South Africa and Gado in Kenya, to the cultural and social insights of "Mabijo" in Botswana, African cartooning has been and remains an important component of everyday life and political critique across the continent, providing the gift of humor, resilience and inspiration to many. As newspapers in both print and online persist as a major form of communication in Africa, so the role of the cartoonist remains significant. Please contact me at <email@example.com> as soon as possible if you are interested in this panel. --