This paper draws from a research project on class-privileged young women in Lagos who dress in a ‘spectacularly feminine style’ characterised by the extravagant use of normatively feminine elements including cascading hair extensions, long and brightly painted acrylic nails, heavy and immaculate
African Studies Centre
In February 2016, a group of Nairobi-based artists under the name Art Attack released a music video titled Same Love. They described it as ‘a Kenyan song about same sex rights’, while at the same time claiming that the song had a pan-African scope.
Africa’s newest nation has a long history. Often considered remote and isolated from the rest of Africa, and usually associated with the violence of slavery and civil war, South Sudan has been an arena for a complex mixing of peoples, languages, and beliefs.
In the Nigerian community in Guangzhou City (China), a metropolitan city that witnesses the influx of African migrants and the growth of transnational trade between China and Africa, many Nigerian males have established intimate and marital relationships with Chinese women in lower social classes
Understanding Zimbabwe’s trajectory from liberation to authoritarianism requires drawing on a broad set of debates that incorporate citizenship, voice, and nation-building, as well as the more obvious material drivers and power politics.
Rocco Zizzamia (University of Oxford) focuses on the middle class in South Africa in the last Hilary term seminar of the South Africa Discussion Group.
The South Africa Discussion Group are delighted to welcome back Colin Bundy for the seminar 'History, biography - and how do you solve a problem like Mandela?'.
Book launch of 'The Fires Beneath: The Life of Monica Wilson, South African Anthropologist' with Sean Morrow, as part of the South Africa Discussion Group.
The South Africa Discussion Group is delighted to welcome Kate O'Regan to discuss the topic 'A Forum for Reason: South Africa’s Constitutional Court' in the first seminar of Hilary term.