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The Humber Mouth 2001 brings you a season of African literature, film, music and the visual arts
Sunday October 28th 8.00pm £6 (Conc £4) Box Office (01482) 323638
The Africa Centre
Join three prize winning authors in a celebration of their writing and a discussion about their experience of writing in relation to African Politics:
Zakes Mda, South Africa's pre-eminent novelist and playwright, is the winner of the 2001 Commonwealth Literary Prize for his novel 'The Heart of Redness' described as 'a magic realist text of great beauty, humour and pathos' (Sunday Independent)
Ivan Vladislavic, winner of the Olive Schreiner Prize & a Noma Award Honourable Mention, is one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in South African Literature. His new novel 'The Restless Supermarket' is a 'spectacular carnival of riotous images and urban satire'.
Helon Habila is the winner of the 2001 Caine Prize for Love Poems a short story from his collection 'Prison Stories'. Described as a work of 'rare integrity', Prison Stories addresses the final years of the military dictatorship in Nigeria.
Ama Ata Aidoo will chair the evening. She is the winner of numerous literary awards including the 1992 African Region Commonwealth Writers Prize for her remarkable novel 'Changes'. She lives in Ghana. "She has re-affirmed my faith in the power of the written word to reach, teach, to empower and to encourage" Alice Walker
To find out more about the African Visions tour and the associated Internet Residency, which features specially commissioned pieces from the writers for young people from all over the UK, contact Bridget Keehan/Peter Jenkins at the Africa Centre, Covent Garden, 020 7836 1973, e-mail: [email protected]
Sunday 11th November 8.00pm £10 (Conc £8)
Featuring Lucky Ranku (guitar), Mervyn Africa (piano), Claude Deppa (trumpet), Fayaz Virji (trombone), Tony Kofi (baritone sax), Bukky Leo (tenor sax), Ntshuks Bonga (alto sax), Sami el Salahi (bass), Frank Tontoh (drums), Nana Tsiboe (percussion)
Regarded as Africa's greatest guitarist, South African Lucky Ranku returns to the UK with his most ambitious project to date. Lucky creates a spiritual journey back to the heart of the townships, by assembling a line-up of 10 instrumentalists from all corners of Africa to produce a sound that sizzles like the African sun. Many of the musicians have visited Hull before leading their own bands and we are delighted to welcome them back with this massive African supergroup for one of the most important - and funkiest - evening of the year.
"exuberant and energetic, sophisticated and stylish" World Magazine
This concert is part of the J-Night series of world music concerts
African Visions at Hull Screen
Hull Screen, Hull Central Library,
Thursday Nov 8th 7.30pm £3.50 (Conc £2.50)
'Odes to Filth' (18)
The Golden Ball (PG)
Thursday Nov 15th 7.30pm £3.50 (Conc £2.50)
Yeelen (Brightness) (PG)
The Season of Men (12)
Thursday Nov 22nd 7.30pm £3.50 (Conc £2.50)
Unsere Afrikareise (18)
Daughters of the Dust (18)
The African Visions Film Season has been jointly programmed for the Humber Mouth by: Rob Gawthrop (The Hull School of Art & Design, University of Lincoln in conjunction with Hull Time Based Arts and the Deep ROOT Festival) and Mark Odgen from the Hull Screen.
Take 5 Café, Hull Central Library, November
Fishing Stories explores the theme of fishing and fishing communities in different cultural contexts, featuring photographs and text from Hull and Elmina. The fishing town of Elmina in Ghana is the site of the first and biggest slave fort built by Europeans. Isaac Acheampong was born in Ghana and is currently studying at the Hull School of Architecture. The project was made possible with funding from the Millennium Commission's ON THE LINE Award (founded and adminstered by Oxfam). ON THE LINE is based on the idea of linking countries which lie along the Greenwich Meridian Line.