Africana Literature and Its Influences
on the Literature of the Americas

October 20, 1998
Webster Auditorium

10:00 a.m.
Introductions and Welcome

10:15 a.m.
Dr. Jacqueline Brice-Finch
"How to Improve Your Brain/Brawn Power, or
Literature! How Sweet It Is!"

10:30 - 11:00
Free-wheeling discussion with Dr. Brice-Finch

11:00 - 12:15
Concurrent Sessions:

A. In Webster Hall Auditorium
Dr. Brice-Finch on the Topic "Achieving the Good Life: A Prescription for Success"
Using primarily examples from Africana Literature, she discussed the importance of literacy in a global community; the concept of literature and how it functions in culture; making informed choices about careers through reading; tackling personal obstacles with determination, using role models in autobiography and biography.

B. In Webster Hall Room 111
Dr. Peter Ukpokodu discussed"The Donkey, The Philosopher,
and the African Dramatist"

12:00 - 12:50
Lunch in Billingsly Student Center for visiting high school students.

1:00 - 2:15
A repeat of the concurrent sessions held at 11:00 - 12:15.
Dr Brice-Finch was again in Webster Hall Auditorium;
Dr. Ukpokodu was in Webster Hall Room 105

Admission was Free; the Public was invited.

The morning session was designed to appeal to high school and college students.
For the afternoon session, community college students were invited.

Dr. Brice-Finch also spoke to the Joplin Junior High School at 9:00 - 10:00 on
"How to Improve Your Brain/Drawn Power, or Literature! How Sweet It is!"