19 minutes read June 7, 2015 Decolonizing the University This text is a transcription of a talk given at Azania House, Bremner Building, University of Cape Town, April 2015. I want to thank you all for this wonderful invitation to….. Read More 7 minutes read April 6, 2015 The Rise of a Post-colonial University In the last two weeks, students belonging to the #RhodesMustFall collective have rechristened and remade of one of University of Cape Town’s key administrative building as ‘Azania House.’ They have….. Read More 4 minutes read March 30, 2015 Can the Somali Speak? #CadaanStudies When Oxford anthropologist I.M Lewis arrived in British Somaliland in 1955 for fieldwork that would lead to the foundational texts of Somali Studies, he did so with support of the….. Read More 5 minutes read November 24, 2014 Lost in Frustration: Teaching about Latin America in the U.S. The challenge has always been there. To study Latin America in the U.S. Why? How? What for? Each year Spanish, Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies departments throughout the U.S…… Read More 5 minutes read October 21, 2014 Ali Mazrui and Me I am asked on a regular basis, on campus and off, a question I assume is posed to many scholars of Africa, especially non-African ones like me: “What made you….. Read More 5 minutes read January 20, 2014 How a coup d’état drove a scholar to social media Call me a curmudgeon, but I had never really understood the value of social media. I didn’t see the point of mundane tweets and posts on the lives of the….. Read More 1 minute read March 17, 2012 Africa is a Country; the academic edition Between them Wayne Marshall and Martin Murray pointed me to these 2 panels at the recent the American Geographical Association, which took place recently here in New York City. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.