August 17, 2009
I love the idea of CERTIFICATE. Sorry I missed the last day
reception at your house. I had to catch a flight that wouldn't
have given me enough time to enjoy those happy hours. One again,
THANKS for including me in in event at the very last minute. It
was wonderful. Do it again.
Mes salutations cordiales a Boubakar.
Zekeh S. Gbotokuma
June 29, 2009
Dear Carole and Babacar,
Thank you so much for inviting me to participate on the panel at
the Caribbean Book and Art Fair to introduce my book "Beyond
Lift Every Voice and Sing" for the first time to the public.
It was a great honor and I enjoyed the conference and the
intellectual environment that you are building in South Florida.
Author of Beyond Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Culture of
Uplift, Identity, and
Politics in Black Musical Theater, Ohio State University Press
Paula Marie Seniors, PhD
Department of Sociology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
6th Floor McBryde Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
Thank you for all you did to make the Caribbean Book
and Art Fair such a success. Thank you also for the wonderful
afternoon at your home. Babacar is such a good cook.
I was honored to be included as a writer at the Book and Art
Zelma Edgell (Zee)
June 27, 2009
Hello Carol & Glen:
Just want to extend my deep
appreciation to you both for the Book Fair. I had a wonderful
time, and enjoyed the opportunity to share my work with a new
audience. Most importantly, I was delighted to meet,
reconnect and lime with fellow writers and artists from the
Caribbean. I know the Fair will continue to grow and expand, and I
wish you tremendous success.
Opal Palmer Adisa
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- Caribbean Passion
- It Begins With Tears
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RE: Greetings and
Congratulations for Job Well-done at FIU
Thursday, August 24, 2006 12:52 PM
To: CAROLE BOYCE DAVIES
From: kd wakhungu ((Mama Khatundi (Tundi))
I wanted to congratulate you on the job well-done at FIU through the
African New World Studies. Your real work just started. Now that you
have freed yourself with direct administrative and stressful work
with University administration, you have a base from which you could
and can get more thing done for the ANWS and the community than
before. I am fully aware that you are going to use every opportunity
before you to its fullest.
I am pleased with what I see and what I envision your capacity to
I must thank you for being there for Tundi and other students.
Tundi, like most students of African ancestry, has potential and
burning desire to make a difference in the world. I tried to steer
her to different fields, but she has always gone back to her
childhood desires: global problems facing people of African ancestry
mostly (mainly freedom and needs for clean water) She has now added
female abuse and aids issues.
This brings me to my question I posed to you, while at your office
not in its totality for the rashed time. She should not let that
steam die. Since you are still an active member of African Studies
Association (ASA), and since you were contemplating on attending the
up-coming one in San Francisco, I thought we could come up with a
panel or roundtable discussion to incorporate Tundi and any other of
your students on Female problems that impede their freedom of
participating fully in their communities and country. ASA sponsors
student presenters. What away of encouraging your graduating
students the stepping stones they need in their lives. I was active
in as one part of the founders of the Africanist/Womens Steering
Comm/African Language Program among others before my bad accident.
Let me know your thoughts and suggestions.
Again, it was great to meet you in person! I wanted to meet you
early, but I was not able to especially when my beloved brother came
over, Pedro Nouguera. I worked with him closely in California along
with many others on that team that came over. Talk about fighting
when he was school board member and I was dept. head for
Multi-Cultural and Multi Ethnic Studies. Together, we won many
battles and he will always be remembered by many.
Have a great Day!
A: Per that day's talk, I have made a formal request to the
ANWS new director regarding adding Swahili Language to the package;
and I am sure the two of you will discuss to see possible ways of
providing such needed portion to FIU students both graduate and
undergraduate. While my focus was on Urban Landforms, Patterns and
Lifestyles, my teaching experience were mostly on African women on
the continent and Diaspora, Women's roles in general, (African
ancestry's) Male-Female Relationship as well as African Languages
B: Thank you for the greetings and concern expressed on my
behalf through Tundi! I am determined to make a stead comeback. She
has been my main care-giver through her childhood to the point where
I am now able and functional again. She needs the wings to fly as
long as she knows she has caring extended family like you whose
shoulders she must remember to rest on, stand on and spring from
each day of her life as well as giving back. This is how we can pass
on our ancestral knowledge into the future through them. They must
know why we expect more from them than others because they cannot
carry on our ancestral wisdom if we did not make sure they got it in
them as a life-long marker into their lives. They remember those
moments we looked at them and said: "You can do this and this