Ep. 113: A conversation with Nanjala Nyabola

In a special podcast mashup with Migrations: A World on the Move, hosted by Cornell postdoc Eleanor Paynter, we interview Nanjala Nyabola on human mobilities, asylum, vaccine nationalism, and activism that centers human experiences. Her new book, Travelling While Black, is a collection of essays on her experiences traveling to over 70 countries. Plus, she offers us a number of African novels on migration that we should read next!

This conversation was recorded at an event held on April 12 called Race and Racism Across Borders, hosted by Cornell University’s Migrations initiative and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

Listen to the episode below!

Our Guest

Nanjala Nyabola

Books from the Episode

Travelling While Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move by Nanjala Nyabola

Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya by Nanjala Nyabola

Books by Leila Aboulela

Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih

The Dragonfly Sea by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Books by Niq Mhlongo

When Rain Clouds Gather and Maru by Bessie Head

Other Links and Articles

Vaccine Nationalism Is Patently Unjust” by Nanjala Nyabola

The Nyabola Prize for Science Fiction

Bessie Head: A Life of Letters” by Nanjala Nyabola

Previous Episodes We Mentioned

Ep83. A conversation with Yvonne Owuor on development, politics, storytelling, and more


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