Ep. 110: A conversation with N’Dri Assié-Lumumba about education and human capital in Africa

N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba joins us in conversation this week to discuss her new book, the history of human capital theory, education in Africa, and tells us what is giving her hope.

In this week’s news, we announce the winner of our student essay competition, share links to a virtual symposium on immigration and the changing dynamics of blackness, and talk about what is going on with COVID-19 vaccines on the African continent.

Listen to the episode below!

Our Guest

Books from the Episode

Education and Development: Outcomes for Equality and Governance in Africa edited by Leah Marx and N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba

Re-Visioning Education in Africa: Ubuntu-Inspired Education for Humanity edited by Emefa J. Takyi-Amoako and N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba

The Meanings of Timbuktu edited by Shamil Jeppie and Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Other Links and Articles

Making African America: A Virtual Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness

Blog Post on The Genius of Fela Kuti and Afrobeat (feat. Femi & Made Kuti) by Mark Anthony Neal

The Genius of Fela Kuti and Afrobeat (feat. Femi & Made Kuti)

A Crucial Barrier to Covid-19 Response in Africa: Public Trust in Government Institutions” by Violet Wawire

Africa has started vaccinating against the coronavirus. But do citizens trust their governments on vaccine safety?” by Aminatou Seydou

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