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April 21, 2005

Grinnell Fulbright Professor To Discuss Post-Apartheid South Africa April 27

Hein Willemse, a Fulbright visiting professor at Grinnell College, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council about "Ten years into Post-Apartheid South Africa: Identity Re-Formation," at noon Wednesday, April 27. The program will take place at the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St.

Willemse is a professor and head of the Department of Afrikaans at the University of Pretoria. He received his doctorate at the University of Western Cape in Afrikaans literature and is well known in South Africa for his work on black South African Afrikaans writers. He is the author or editor of nine books, of which the latest is "More than Brothers: James Mattews and Peter Clarke at Seventy." His forthcoming book deals with issues of social and political identities in southern Africa.

This program will be catered by of Taste of China. This luncheon is made possible with the support of U.S. Bank and Mason law Firm PC and is co-sponsored by International Programs and ICFRC. For those unable to attend the program, WSUI-AM will broadcast it on Thursday, April 28 following the noon news.

Please send reservation forms with a check to: ICFRC, 38 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1802. Reservations for the Willemse Luncheon should be received in the office by noon Monday, April 25. Reservations are $7 for members and $8.50 for non-members.

For more information, contact Tom Baldridge at 319-335-0351.

ICFRC 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 Rapids area.

ICFRC is part of International Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean of International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Program: Tom Baldridge, 319-335-0351,; Writer: Kent Nguyen