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  • Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. Booklet. The Dar Es Salaam Declaration on Academic Freedom and Social Responsibility of Academics, 19 April, 1990. Cover. Deposited at MayDay Rooms, 29 January, 2013.
  • Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. Report. When Students Kill Students – Report on the Intra-Students Clash of May 27, 1991 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Jointly issued by the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) and the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO). Cover. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici, 29 January, 2013.
  • Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. Article. File Cover: CAFA Material: Fliers, Letters, Correspondence, Petitions. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici, 29 January, 2013. Activated by George Caffentzis and others at MayDay Rooms, November 20, 2013
  • Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. Booklet. ASUU and The 1986 Education Crisis in Nigeria. Cover. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici, 29 January, 2013.
  • Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. Dennis Brutus: So rich with poetry his gae doesn't show. People, Lifestyle. Undated. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici, 29 January, 2013.
  • Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. Flyer: Nigerians, How Long shall we continue to suffer? Stand up and fight for your lives, Now. 25 June 1993. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici, 29 January, 2013.
  • Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. Poem. Questions by Dennis Brutus From CAFA Newsletter, No.10, page 24, Spring 1996. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici, 29 January, 2013.
  • Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. File Cover: Nigeria Civil Liberties Organisation. 1990-1993. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici, 29 January, 2013.

Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa

Established in the Spring of 1991 by George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici, the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa consisted of “people teaching and studying in North America and Europe who are concerned with the increasing violations of academic freedom that are taking place in African Universities.” Throughout its twelve year history they published a newsletter that featured “action alerts” about student struggles on African campuses and documented the impact of World Bank and IMF policies on African education. Amongst CAFA’s aims was to establish an “action-network” to respond to emergencies and to lobby often quietistic teachers’ unions. The comprehensive archive, lodged with MayDay Rooms by Silvia and George, contains, across three boxes, a full set of newsletters, correspondence, supporting documents, press-clippings from many African countries and a series of articles by writers who contributed to the CAFA project.

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