In this bonus recording, hear Ufahamu Africa host Kim Dionne read Emmanuel Balogun’s (@Ea_Balogun) review of “The Political Life of an Epidemic,” written by Simukai Chigudu (@SimuChigudu), a professor of politics at Oxford University. The review was published in this past Friday’s installment of the African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular (#APSRS20), and this recording is being shared as part of a collaboration with The Monkey Cage (@monkeycageblog), a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post. … More Bonus: Emmanuel Balogun’s review of “The Political Life of an Epidemic”
This week’s brief episode focuses on what our hosts — Kim Yi Dionne and Rachel Beatty Riedl — are reading and learning related to the COVID-19 pandemic and responses by African governments. There is a lot that has already been written and we share what we think are some important questions and arguments that we as scholars of pandemics and authoritarian politics think our listeners should be thinking about.
Did we miss something important? Email us your ideas for episodes that will expand our audience’s understanding of African citizens and states navigating this pandemic. … More Ep89. Ufahamu Africa hosts discuss African government responses to COVID-19
This week’s episode featured a long conversation with Dr. Rose Mutiso (@MutisoRose) and Rachel Strohm (@RachelStrohm), co-founders of The Mawazo Institute in Nairobi. Mawazo translates from Swahili to “ideas” and the institute’s broad goal is to support the next generation of African women leaders in knowledge production. Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of Episode 31. … More Links this week: Ethiopia protests, traveling to Nigeria, cancer drugs, and more
We’re did bit late sharing our links this week — but kawia ufike! The African Court on Human and People’s Rights in Arusha ruled in favor of the Ogiek, an indigenous group in Kenya, allowing them to stay on their ancestral land in the Mau Forest. Originally, the Kenyan government claimed that eviction was necessary in … More Links this week: Ogiek ruling on ancestral land, Ebola Resource Centre, and more
In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Adia Benton (@Ethnography911), a professor in anthropology and in the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University. In 2015, the University of Minnesota Press published her book, HIV Exceptionalism: Disease through Development in Sierra Leone. We talk about her book and we also discuss the change in leadership at … More Ep20. A conversation with Dr. Adia Benton on global health, Ebola as a ‘charismatic disease,’ and more
We apologize that this week’s round-up of reads is publishing so late. It’s hard to shake Spring Break and get back to reality. To weather the recent cold (hahahaha), I’ve been listening to the live recording of Congolese music we played in our latest episode. If you liked the music and find yourself on your way to Kinshasa, … More What we’re reading this week: Chimamanda Adichie, Ethiopia’s collapsed landfill, Morocco’s new Prime Minister, and more