Ep. 99: Wole Soyinka in conversation with Chris Abani

We are delighted to share this conversation between Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka and Chris Abani, director of Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies (PAS) and professor of English. Thank you to PAS for sharing this interview with us, which they hosted on October 2, 2020. Soyinka shares his thoughts on the American presidential election, the African diaspora, reclaiming African art, and more.

Before the interview, Kim and Rachel share some news highlights, including election controversies in Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire.

Listen to the episode below!

Books from the Episode

Political Protest in Contemporary Africa by Lisa Mueller

Other Links and Articles

The Massive Protests in Nigeria, Explained” by Tarila Marclint Ebiede

How the #EndSARS Movement Upended Politics as Usual in Nigeria” by Chris Olaoluwa Ogunmodede

Guinea’s President Claims He Won Reelection. Thousands of Guineans Disagree” by Lisa Mueller

Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui

Wole Soyinka

Chris Abani

Podcasts and the Study Of Africa: A Digital Technology’s Impact On Research, Teaching, And Public Engagement

Previous Episodes We Mentioned

Ep. 51: A conversation with Lisa Mueller on protests in Africa

Ep. 75: A conversation with Richard Banegas on citizenship, identity cards, and more


Coming soon!

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