Allen Isaacman ( University of Minnesota) discusses his recent Herskovits Award-winning book, , how the work was researched, its significance, and the lives of those disrupted by the dam. He also talks of his long trajectory doing Mozambican history, book series publishing in African studies, ALUKA digital collections, and the future of the Dams, Displacement and the Delusion of Development: Cahora Bassa and its Legacies in Mozambique, 1965-2007 African Studies Association.
Note: Part of a podcast series in collaboration with the U.S. African Studies Association.
Micere Githae Mugo ( Syracuse, Emeritus) and Simon Gikandi ( Princeton) discuss the making and aftermath of The Trial of Dedan Kimathi and, on the 40th anniversary of the play, reflect on the play’s historical and political significance in Kenya and beyond; its innovative elements; and researching, writing, and enacting the play with Ngugi wa Thiong’o and with the community.
Part of a podcast series in collaboration with the U.S. African Studies Association.
This entry was posted in
Africa, Podcast and tagged ASA, Dedan Kimathi, history, Kenya, literature, Mau Mau, Micere Githae Mugo, Ngugi wa Thiongo, Simon Gikandi, theater on . December 22, 2016
Concerned Africa Scholars co-chair Sean Jacobs discusses the goals of this organization, its new blog and web site, and upcoming panels at the ASA meeting in Chicago. The second part of this episode features a conversation about African women’s sport with Martha Saavedra (African Studies, UC-Berkeley) and Anisa Adem (Founder, Future Generation African Girls Association).