Ep91. A conversation with Peace Medie about gender and conflict in Africa, writing research and fiction, and more

The news wrap in this week’s episode offers tribute to Malawian economist and thinker Thandika Mkandawire, discusses COVID-19’s economic impacts, and more.

This week’s conversation is with Peace Medie (@PeaceMedie), a Senior Lecturer in Gender and International Politics at the University of Bristol. Her research examines gender, politics, and conflict in Africa. During a conversation we recorded at the African Studies Association annual meeting, we talk about campaigns to end gender-based violence, writing both academic research and fiction, the ethics of research in African politics, and more. During that chat, we talk about what she found when researching her newly published book, Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa and we talk about her forthcoming debut novel, His Only Wife, which listeners can pre-order now. Her segment begins at 9:28.

As a content note to our listeners, our conversation touches on Peace’s research, which includes women’s reporting of sexual violence and rape to the police. … More Ep91. A conversation with Peace Medie about gender and conflict in Africa, writing research and fiction, and more

Bonus: Kim Dionne’s TMC review of Sisonke Msimang’s book, Always Another Country

In this bonus recording, hear Ufahamu Africa host Kim Dionne read her review of Always Another Country, a memoir by South African writer Sisonke Msimang. The review was published in this past Friday’s installment of the African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular, and this recording is being shared as part of a collaboration with The Monkey Cage, a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post. … More Bonus: Kim Dionne’s TMC review of Sisonke Msimang’s book, Always Another Country

Bonus: Laura Seay’s TMC review of Ayisha Osori’s book, Love Does Not Win Elections

In this bonus recording, hear Ufahamu Africa host Kim Dionne read Laura Seay’s review of Love Does Not Win Elections, a memoir by Ayisha Osori. The review was published in this past Friday’s installment of the African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular, and this recording is being shared as part of a collaboration with The Monkey Cage, a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post.  … More Bonus: Laura Seay’s TMC review of Ayisha Osori’s book, Love Does Not Win Elections

Ep46. A conversation with Evan Mwangi on translations, literature in African languages, and more

For the first time ever, Kim and Rachel are together to record this week’s episode, which includes a conversation with Northwestern University’s Evan Mwangi. Professor Mwangi talks about his most recent book, Translation in African Contexts, and the debates about literature in African languages. He also tells us about his next book, which will be about animals in African literature. … More Ep46. A conversation with Evan Mwangi on translations, literature in African languages, and more