CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-00011; fax (319) 384-0024
Mozambican writer to address Foreign Relations Council
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) welcomes
Mozambican writer Lilia Maria Clara Carriere Momple to speak at its Sept.
16 meeting. Momple will speak on "The Literature of Mozambique: How
the Struggle for Independence Affected It."
The current president of the Mozambican Writers' Association, Momple
works actively toward promoting female authors and civic education. Momple
is known for her participation in Mozambique's liberation movement, during
which she aided the struggling post-colonial government at a time when
there were few professionals in the country.
Her literary publications include a short story collection, Nobody
Killed Shuhura (1989); subsequently translated into English and Italian)
and two novels Neighbours (1995) and the forthcoming The Eyes
of the Green Cobra. Her short story, "Slum Dwelling," won
first prize in the literary contest of the centennial of Maputo in 1987.
The event, which will take place in Fellowship Hall at the Congregational
Church, 30 N. Clinton St., is cosponsored by the UI International Programs.
Lunch will be served.
Reservations are $6.50 for ICFRC members and $8 for non-members and
guests and must be received in the ICFRC office by Friday, Sept. 12. Checks
can be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to
ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. For more information,
call ICFRC executive director
Tom Baldridge at 335-0351. They are unable to take reservations by telephone
but last minute adjustments may be made.
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Wednesday,
Sept. 17 , following the noon news.
The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council is a non-profit association
of community and university people interested in learning more about U.S.
foreign policy, world affairs and current global issues impacting world
societies. The group provides members with the opportunity to hear more
than 35 experts per year who visit the UI campus and the Iowa City/Cedar
Meetings are scheduled from September to June to take advantage of these
speakers and are held at noon or in the evening to allow as wide a participation
as possible from the business community, other professionals, the community
at large and students, faculty and staff from the university. Meetings
are scheduled at catered luncheons, as dinners or evening desserts or as
"Sack Lunch Seminars."
ICFRC is part of UI International Programs, which consists of a number
of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects
and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for international
programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and
community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.
ICFRC currently has approximately 200 members. To join the ICFRC, annual
membership fees are as follows: general member's dues, $50; household of
two persons, $75; and student/visiting scholar, $20.