We’ve gotten a bit behind on sharing links to the last few episodes, so here’s a round-up of everything, starting with our most recent episode. In episode 55, we invited listeners to check out our Black History Month series as we celebrate Black History Month, discuss a new feature film shot in Malawi, political developments … More Links roundup: Black History Month, elections throughout Africa, and more!
To kick off Black History Month, this week’s episode features a conversation with historian Abou Bamba (@bambaab1), a professor at Gettysburg College, where he teaches courses in Africana Studies and History. We chat about his book, African Miracle African Mirage, which was published by Ohio University Press. … More Ep40. A conversation with Abou Bamba on Françafrique, the Ivorian miracle, and more
This week’s episode marks the end of our Black History Month series. Sadface. February 23rd was WEB DuBois’s birthday and in advance of that, there has been renewed interest in some hand-drawn data visualizations in The Georgia Negro: A Social Study, published in 1900. Anne Quito at Quartz provides some more information about the data … More What we’re reading this week: WEB DuBois, the lack of African children’s books, and more
In the final week of Black History month, we chat with Dr. Daniel Magaziner, Associate Professor of History at Yale University. We talk about his recently published second book, The Art of Life in South Africa. Dr. Magaziner is a historian of 20th century South Africa, and his work focuses on intellectual history. He is also … More Ep8. A conversation with Dr. Daniel Magaziner on an Apartheid-era art school
The self-declared independent nation of Somaliland has submitted a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State and the secretary of Homeland Security asking for an exemption from President Donald Trump’s executive order that banned entrance to the U.S. by migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries as well as refugees. According to a government press release, Somaliland’s foreign minister … More What we’re reading (& listening to) this week: Somaliland, Umebinyuo’s poetry, Sinkane’s album, & more
In this week’s episode, we chat with Dr. Michelle Moyd, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University. Dr. Moyd studies the history of soldiering and warfare in East Africa. She talked with us about her first book, Violent Intermediaries, which explores the social and cultural history of Askari, African soldiers in the colonial army of German East Africa. … More Ep7. A conversation with Dr. Michelle Moyd on colonial East African soldiers
In the second week of Black History Month, we chat with historian Dr. Melissa Graboyes of the University of Oregon. She talks with us about her recently published book, The Experiment Must Continue: Medical Research and Ethics in East Africa, 1940–2014. During the interview, we talk about the summer study abroad program to learn Swahili in Zanzibar that Dr. Graboyes co-directs. … More Ep6. A conversation with Dr. Melissa Graboyes on colonial medical experiments in East Africa