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Professor Wale Adebanwi is the newly appointed Rhodes Professor of Race Relations. He joined the African Studies Centre in July 2017. We invite you all to this lecture, our first speaker event of the year, to welcome him and learn more about the connections between race relations and street renaming in post apartheid South Africa.
The lecture will be held in Dahrendorf Room.
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Join us for this launch of this book, which is the first of three volumes in a series that traces the leadership thoughts and philosophical disposition of Professor Arthur G.O. Mutambara. While the views are primarily in pursuit of the Zimbabwean Dream, the issues and challenges tackled affect most developing countries, in particular, those on the African continent. There is a strong Pan-Africanist thread and a developmental state approach pervading all the thoughts. Hence, the material presented in the three…Find out more »
Esther Stanford-Xosei will be speaking about an exciting and historic new development, the recently launched International Network of Activists and Scholars for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR) in London in partnership with the reparations coalition she represents, the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE). Esther’s talk will focus on elaborating on the INOSAAR’s role in fortifying the academic bloc of the International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations (ISMAR), how it relates to Oxford’s student’s scholarship and research and more importantly, why it…Find out more »
In 2017, Kenya was plunged into uncertainty as the scheduled August election dragged on until October after the Supreme Court threw out the initial results. The court cited numerous irregularities and illegalities as the basis for their decision. In contrast to the original August run, more than half of eligible voters did not vote again in October. What changed between August and October? What does the 2017 electoral crisis suggest about the state of democracy in Kenya? And what does…Find out more »
In October 2017 the University of Oxford and University College unveiled a plaque celebrating the first black African to ever get a degree at Oxford. The plaque came after and because of the efforts by Pamela Roberts to raise the profile of pioneering Black scholars. This lecture will document the catalyst which led to the creation of 'Black Oxford Untold Stories' and the writing of her book Black Oxford: The Untold Stories of Oxford University’s Black Scholars (Signal Books 2013).…Find out more »
African people often find out they are Black when they leave the continent. The African Diaspora is an assembly that comes out of two opposing unifications. The first one is caused by the dominant culture of the arrival country by means of prejudice, othering and requests to integrate. The second is the system of coping mechanisms adopted by Africans of different origins, who come together, by choice or by chance, to re-root themselves into a new cultural environment and construct…Find out more »