I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.Anne Frank
At the core of the study of African Cultural Studies is the search for a definition of “Africa” that is not limited to a description of its geographical boundaries. Scholars of Africa have wrestled with this idea of Africa for centuries, but the debate in contemporary...read more
The just-concluded 21st Nairobi International Book Fair allows us to reflect on the trends in book publishing in Africa. In a way, international book fairs are a microcosm of the state of publishing in the continent. At the Nairobi International Book Fair, many...read more
Part IV continues with the critical reflection on Ferguson’s Global Shadows: Africa in the neoliberal world order Is Africa part of the convergence that is so-called globalism? Although globalization is often presented as one-size fit all jacket that accommodates all...read more
Carol Cohn’s Women and War has challenged me to reflect on the following questions: With all the legislation and resolutions calling for a more participatory role for women in peacebuilding, how come peace negotiation tables or peace processes are dominated by men?...read more
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