It’s a man’s world by Joy Denalane, Bilal, Tweet, Dwele – and the Dresden Soul Symphony. Enjoy!
Sister Fa is a Berlin-based Senegalese hip-hop artiste. More about her here.
Joris Luyendijk, Dutch anthropologist and journalist, is currently blogging an anthropological study of bankers he’s doing in the City of London for Guardian. From the introduction to the blog: It is quite a change for me, exploring bankers. I used to do anthropological fieldwork among students in the slums of Cairo, then worked as a […]
Manan Ahmed in The National: Both Stewart and Mortenson illustrate one particular configuration of the relationship between knowledge and the American empire – the “non-expert” insider who can traverse that unknown terrain and, hence, become an “expert”. Even a cursory examination of the archive dealing with the American efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan demonstrates […]
I was looking through my computer earlier today and I discovered a review I wrote during my first weeks as a Masters in Development Studies student at Uppsala in Sweden. The first thing those guys did was to encourage us to question the whole idea of development by making us read Gilbert Rist’s The History […]
Following a successful panel on ‘the francophone/Anglophone divide in African studies’ held during the ECAS conference (June 15-18, 2011) in Uppsala, we seek submissions for a special issue in the on-line journal Critical African Studies entitled Speaking in tongues: Power/knowledge and languages divides in African studies. The broad field of African research is divided across […]
From Reuters: Nigeria’s central bank plans to diversify its $33 billion in foreign exchange reserves away from the dollar by switching a tenth of the stockpile into yuan, underlining the momentum behind China’s drive to internationalise its currency. “We are looking at anything to start with from 5 to 10 percent of our reserves,” central […]
According to the latest dispatch of cables by wikileaks, the Nigerian envoy told US officials that he was shocked that Zimbabweans spent their time in queues without so much as batting an eyelid. “They line up for hours to get a few dollars from their bank accounts,” Adenyaju said. “Then they go home and do […]
Dr Okonjo-Iweala, the returning finance minister and new economy Czar (couldn’t resist that one) starts talking at about 4:30. She talks about agriculture, manufacturing, job creation and even Nollywood. I don’t yet have an opinion on her and her new team - it is much too early – but in a few months, one should […]