Ep. 100: A conversation with Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations

Happy #100EpisodesOfUfahamu! For our 100th episode, Rachel interviews Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations. You can listen to the interview in English or French! Kim and Rachel talk about Zambia’s COVID response, a crisis in Ethiopia, and the passing of Jerry Rawlings.

We also announce our Ufahamu Africa essay competition. Submit a one-page essay reflecting on a topic of your choice within the broad scope of life and politics in African politics to win some podcast swag or a chance to read your essay on a future episode.

Listen to the episode below!

Our Guest

Books & Links from the Episode

Insurgent Fragmentation in the Horn of Africa: Rebellion and its Discontents by Michael Woldemariam

Democracy in Ghana: Everyday Politics in Urban Africa by Jeffrey Paller

Francis Bacon: The New Organon

Other Links and Articles

Come to Africa: A Hermeneutics of Race in International Theory” by Siba N. Grovogui

Zambia’s Response to COVID-19 Part 3: Rising Infections and Falling Confidence amidst Increased Authoritarianism

In Zambia, COVID-19 Has Claimed Democracy, Not Human Life” by Sishuwa Sishuwa

As Africa Groans under Debt, It Casts Wary Eye at China” by Joe Parkinson, James Areddy, and Nicholas Bariyo

COVID’s Next Economic Crisis: Developing-Nation Debt” by
Avantika Chilkoti and Gabriele Steinhauser

Urgent Support Needed To Help Ethiopian Refugees Reaching Sudan” from UNHCR

Ethiopia, Led by a Nobel Peace Winner, Is Looking Down the Barrel of Civil War” by Yohannes Woldemariam

U.S.-China Competition May Be a Win-Win for Africa” by Naunihal Singh, Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye Sanny, and E. Gyimah-Boadi

Ethiopia: East Africa’s Emerging Giant” by Claire Felter

What’s Happening in Ethiopia Is a Tragedy” by Tsedale Lemma

A Longtime Leader in Ghana Has Died. Jerry John Rawlings Leaves a Complicated Legacy.” by George M. Bob-Milliar and Jeffrey Paller

Race And Racism In International Relations: Retrieving A Scholarly Inheritance” edited by Robbie Shilliam

Previous Episodes We Mentioned

Ep. 47: A conversation with George Bob-Milliar and Lauren MacLean about student protests at KNUST in Ghana

Ep. 48: A conversation with Michael Woldemariam on the political shakeup in the horn of Africa

Ep. 65: A conversation with Jeffrey Paller on urban politics, democracy in Ghana, and more

Ep. 87: A conversation with Marja Hinfelaar on Zambian politics, environment and energy, and more


Coming soon!

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