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.
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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.
The African Studies Centre is delighted to announce that Prof. Wale Adebanwi has been appointed Rhodes Professor of Race Relations and will be joining us in July 2017.
This project provides the first comparative historical analysis – local, national and transnational - of the Central African copperbelt, a globally strategic mineral region central to the history of two nation-states (Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)) and wider debates about the role of mineral wealth in development. The project is led by Dr Miles Larmer in Oxford and is funded by the ERC under the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme.