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Africa Week at Bard College

October 19–24, 2009

Monday, October 19

Tuesday, October 20

Wednesday, October 21

Thursday, October 22

Friday, October 23

Saturday, October 24

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Chartwells will offer dishes from different African countries at Kline in celebration of Africa Week.

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Africa Week at Bard College is presented by the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists with generous support from: Bard Division of Languages and Literature, Bard Theater, Institute for Media, Culture and Difference, the Institute for International Liberal Education/International Human Rights Exchange, Human Rights at Bard College, Bard Student Theater Group, Bard Musical Theater Group, and Chartwells.

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The Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists was established in 2005 to expand the legacy of Chinua Achebe, Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor Emeritus of Languages and Literature and chairman of the Achebe Center, to serve the future of global Africana arts. Among its goals are to become a center of excellence for the teaching of African literature; to support a new generation of African writers; and to encourage literary/cultural entrepreneurship. Undergraduate students at Bard may participate in numerous Center projects, including facilitating events featuring visiting writers, artists, and scholars; helping with all aspects of book and chapbook editing and publication; and working on writer/artist residency projects and a new creative writing program.