African Sports Studies
Dr. Gerard Akindes discusses his experience playing and coaching basketball in West Africa and Europe, and the new Basketball Africa League. He considers the role of “electronic colonialism” in the sport media landscape and then reflects on his work advancing African scholarship through research publications and through Sports Africa, a coordinate organization of the U.S. African Studies Association that he co-founded in 2004.
Dr. Akindes’ early life in Benin and basketball.
Akindes’ experiences playing and coaching basketball in Europe.
Significance of the Basketball Africa League, and main opportunities and challenges.
Changes in African media landscape affecting the dynamic of “electronic colonialism.”
Reflections on Akindes' work advancing African scholarship through research publications and the Sports Africa network.
Sports Africa as coordinate organization of the U.S. African Studies Association, and moving its conferences to Africa.
Wrap up and outro.