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An international colloquium, entitled The power of the word / La puissance du verbe, celebrating Afro-Caribbean French and English, will be held on 17-18 November, in Churchill College. Wole Soyinka, Assia Djebar, and other eminent writers from Africa and the Caribbean will meet at Churchill for two days of events, discussions, and music to celebrate the rich cultural identity and literary prowess of francophone and anglophone countries in Africa and the Caribbean. The colloquium is open to all. Registration fees are £150 for two days; £75 for one day only; and £15 for students (all inclusive). Registration details are given below.

The centrepiece of the two days will be a performance of the opera, CHAKA, introduced by the composer, Akin Euba, at 9 p.m. on Friday, 17 November. To book tickets (£10 and £5), telephone 01223 503333.

Visual influences will also be included, with an exhibition of West African and Caribbean art, by the October Gallery, London, including works by Benin artists specially painted for the occasion. The exhibition, in the Jock Colville Hall, Churchill College, will be open to the public daily (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), from 13 to 26 November inclusive.

For further information and registration details, please contact the Colloquium Administrator, Mrs Paula Halson (tel. 01223 336221, e-mail colloquium@chu.cam.ac.uk).

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Cambridge University Reporter, 15 November 2000
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