Ep. 108: A conversation with Adom Getachew on postcolonialism, worldmaking, and more

In our last episode of Black History Month, Rachel interviews political theorist Adom Getachew on her new book, Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination. Her book reconstructs an account of self-determination offered in the political thought of Black Atlantic anticolonial nationalists during the height of decolonization in the twentieth century.

We have lots of great recommendations for listeners this week, including books on race and feminism, a virtual event on African folktales, a virtual resource for those of us missing travel and fieldwork, podcast episodes you should listen to, and more!

Listen to the episode below!

Our Guest

Books from the Episode

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad

To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe edited by Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande

The Expansion of International Society edited by Hedley Bull and Adam Watson

Neither Settler nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities by Mahmood Mamdani

Other Links and Articles

Africans Want Elections, but Fewer Believe They Work” by Fredline M’Cormack-Hale and Mavis Zupork Dome

Reflections on 1960, the Year of Africa

Discover Gullah-Geechee Cuisine on a Culinary Road Trip Through South Carolina and Georgia” by Michael W. Twitty

Georgia Southern Offers Program of African Folktales in Virtual Black History Month Event” by Donnell Suggs

Digital Fieldwork created by Lahra Smith , Diana Kapiszewski, and Lauren Morris MacLean

“My Heart Is in Cairo”: Malcolm X, the Arab Cold War, and the Making of Islamic Liberation Ethics” by Edward E. Curtis IV

“My Heart Is in Cairo”: Malcolm X, the Arab Cold War, and the Making of Islamic Liberation Ethics” Podcast Episode by Journal of American History Podcast

Black Moses” Lives On: How Marcus Garvey’s Vision Still Resonates

Black History Month: What’s Happening at NPR?” by Nicole Collazo Santana

Previous Episodes We Mentioned

Ep5. A conversation with Dr. T.J. Tallie to kick off Black History Month

Ep7. A conversation with Dr. Michelle Moyd on colonial East African soldiers

Ep8. A conversation with Dr. Daniel Magaziner on an Apartheid-era art school

Ep58. A conversation with Wendell Marsh on the history (and modernity) of Islam and the African world


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