African Studies Centre

Horn of Africa: What Is Supreme about the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM): Challenging the practices of representativeness amongst Muslims in Kenya

African Studies Centre, Oxford
Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 - 17:00
African Studies Seminar Room, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford

The Horn of Africa Seminar brings together students and scholars interested in examining the region from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective.

Speaker(s): 
Hassan Mwakimako (Pwani University College)

Horn of Africa: Ethiopia and Eritrea: an enduring animosity? Discussion and book launch for Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s most repressive state

Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s most repressive state
Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 - 17:00
African Studies Seminar Room, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford

The Horn of Africa Seminar brings together students and scholars interested in examining the region from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective.

Speaker(s): 
Martin Plaut (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

African Studies Seminar: Decolonial Citizenship: African Women’s Political Practices in Contested Spaces

Annette Joseph-Gabriel, University of Arizona (United States)
Thursday, 9 March, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Black women played an active role in decolonization in the francophone world. However, their voices remain muted in historical narratives of twentieth-century anticolonial movements.

Speaker(s): 
Annette Joseph-Gabriel, University of Arizona (United States)

African Studies Seminar: Lagos Girl Power: Performing Postfeminism in Nigeria

Simidele Dosekun, University of Sussex
Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

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

Speaker(s): 
Simidele Dosekun, University of Sussex

African Studies Seminar: Same Love: A Kenyan Gay Music Video as an African Queer Imaginary

Adriaan Van Klinken, University of Leeds
Thursday, 16 February, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

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.

Speaker(s): 
Adriaan Van Klinken, University of Leeds

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