We’ve been a little behind in sharing links of things we’ve mentioned in our last three episodes, so here is a round-up of everything, starting with our most recent episode. … More Links roundup: book recommendations, elections in Nigeria and Madagascar, and more!
One of the first things we mentioned in this week’s episode was two new podcasts we thought our listeners would be interested in: On Africa with Travis Adkins (@TravisLAdkins) and Into Africa with Judd Devermont (@JDevermont). Long-time listeners may remember that Judd was on Ufahamu Africa during our first season, when we talked about the Biafran War. … More Links this week: new Africa podcasts, media freedom in Tanzania, and more
In this week’s episode, we featured a chat with Jennifer Kyker on the mbira, gender, and music from Zimbabwe’s liberation movement. Much of the conversation referred to her 2014 article, “Learning in Secret: Entanglements between Gender and Age in Women’s Experiences with the Zimbabwean Mbira Dzavadzimu.” Somehow, we didn’t get a chance to talk about her excellent book, Oliver Mtukudzi: Living Tuku Music in Zimbabwe, published by Indiana University Press.
At the end of the episode, we asked for a music (in lieu of a book) recommendation and Jennifer Kyker told us about an artist who came to be known through songs he wrote during Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle: Comrade Chinx, aka Dickson Chingaira; Kyker specifically pointed our listeners to his “Nzira Dzemasoja” (which she translated to as “the path of soldiers”, and based in Mao’s principles of moral military combat): … More Links this week: Ethiopia’s new female president, #BecauseWeBleed protests in South Africa, and more
In our last episode, we had the honor of interviewing Lade Adunbi, here are the book recommendations he left us with: … More Book recommendations from Lade Adunbi, as featured in Ep 39
In our last episode with Cajetan Iheka, when we talked about his book Naturalizing Africa, he shared a few book recommendations. In case you missed the titles and authors, here they are listed and linked: … More A few book recommendations from Cajetan Iheka
Congratulations to Hilary Matfess (@HilaryMatfess) in getting such a positive review of her book, Women and the War on Boko Haram, in The Economist this week. The review literally said that she “adeptly dismantles stereotypes and myths in her new book” which is 💯 truth. When we chatted with Hilary last week in Episode 36, she had a lot of book … More All those book recommendations from Hilary Matfess
This week’s episode focused on Zimbabwe. Following a week of shifts in power, Robert Mugabe ultimately resigned from office and on Friday his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as president. We discuss these changes in the political climate with Dr. George Karekwaivanane (@ghkare) a lecturer in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh and the … More Links this week: Zimbabwe’s coup, Kenya’s Supreme Court, and more