number 9 (spring/summer 1996)


**Gareth Austin, London School of Economics, reports that that the "Ashanti Social Survey" and other papers of Meyer Fortes have been transferred from the African Studies Centre Library to the (Cambridge) University Library. They may be requested in the Manuscripts Reading Room. The class mark is Add.MS. 9359.

**Mary Esther Dakubu, University of Ghana, reports that it is possible to send a message by e-mail to anyone in Legon through the Balme Library at Be sure to give the real name and department of the recipient. The library prints all messages out and distributes them, but messages arriving late Friday won't be distributed until Monday. Unless s/he is a subscriber, the recipient pays 500 cedis to receive and another 500 to reply, so it is neither instantaneous nor free, but it is still faster and cheaper than an express letter.

** Peter Shinnie, University of Calgary, announces the recent publication of Peter and Ama Shinnie, Early Asante. Department of Archeology, University of Calgary, 1995. Copies of the 20-page pamphlet can be obtained for $4.00 (postage included) directly from Professor Shinnie at the Department of Archeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4.

** Pierluigi Valsecchi and Fabio Viti, Università Urbino, organized a conference on "Identity and Power in West Africa: An International Symposium of Akan Studies" which was held in Urbino, Italy from May 9th to May 11th. For further information on the proceedings, please contact the organizers at: Università Urbino, Facolta ' de Scienze Politiche, Instituto Storico-Politico via Bramante, 17, I 61029 Urbino, Italy.

** Enid Schildkrout, American Museum of Natural History, has published a report on the opening of the Manhyia Palace Museum in Kumasi last summer in the Anthropology Newsletter, December 1995. The museum opening was one of the many events surrounding the Asantehene's Silver Jubilee She has also published a lengthier article, "Kingdom of Gold," in the February 1996 issue of Natural History magazine. The latter piece includes some spectacular photographs of the Jubilee by Frank Fournier.

**African Travel Seminar announces travel opportunities to Ghana. Trips cover the Central, Ashanti, Eastern, Volta and Greater Accra regions. Seminars are open to adult learners and professionals who want to further their knowledge of Africa, as well as vacationers who want more than basic tour experience. The seminar features discussions and presentations on history, law, culture, daily life, music and dance. Participants will tour various sites in Ghana and will also have the opportunity to be "live in" guests of Ghanaian families in various parts of the country. For further information on dates and program brochures, please contact Georgina Afua Lorencz, 3010 Rosewood Lane North, Plymouth, Minnesota 55441 USA. Phone: 612-553-2842.

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