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. … More Ep. 113: A conversation with Nanjala Nyabola

Ep. 112: A conversation between Kim and Rachel about COVID-19 vaccines

We’ve got another deep dive episode this week, featuring a conversation between Kim and Rachel on COVID-19 vaccines, global distribution, and the difference between equality and equity.

They also take us through some of the top news stories of the week, including ongoing talks about a hydroelectric dam on the Nile River in Egypt, the election in Djibouti, and more. … More Ep. 112: A conversation between Kim and Rachel about COVID-19 vaccines

Ep. 111: A conversation between Kim and Rachel about the protests in Senegal

Kim and Rachel take a deep dive into the protests in Senegal, explaining everything you need to know about what’s happening and what it means. They also talk about the recent death of Tanzanian president, John Magufuli.

And in lieu of a guest, we feature our student essay competition winner, Hammed Kayode Alabi! Hammed is a graduate student at the University of Edinburgh studying Africa and international development. He reads for us his winning essay, called “#EndSARS Movement We Will Remember.” … More Ep. 111: A conversation between Kim and Rachel about the protests in Senegal

Ep. 110: A conversation with N’Dri Assié-Lumumba about education and human capital in Africa

N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba joins us in conversation this week to discuss her new book, the history of human capital theory, education in Africa, and tells us what is giving her hope.

In this week’s news, we announce the winner of our student essay competition, share links to a virtual symposium on immigration and the changing dynamics of blackness, and talk about what is going on with COVID-19 vaccines on the African continent. … More Ep. 110: A conversation with N’Dri Assié-Lumumba about education and human capital in Africa

Ep. 109: A conversation with Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Francis Nyamnjoh, and George Ofosu

Not one guest, but three on our latest episode! Rachel speaks with Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Francis Nyamnjoh, and George Ofosu about postcolonial theory, decolonization of the university, and knowledge generation. All three have contributed to the Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics, and we have access for our listeners to the chapters of our guests. … More Ep. 109: A conversation with Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Francis Nyamnjoh, and George Ofosu