Why African Studies in Africa?

7 Nov 2018 - 09:00

Director of CAS presents at the IAS-HUFS and IAS-Universität Bayreuth Joint Conference on African Studies: 'The Different and The Similar', in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, 25-27 October 2018.

  IAS-HUFS and IAS-Universität Bayreuth Joint Conference on African Studies

Professor Ntzebeza presented a paper on  ”Why African Studies in Africa?” with Ajay Dubey of Jawahalal Nehru University, India who spoke on  “African Studies in Asia: Initiatives and Imperatives for an Asian-Africanist Network”.

Other presenters included 

  • Livio Sansone (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil) on ”The South-South Perspective in African Studies and the Perils of New Populism”; 
  • Carlos Fernandes (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique) “The Elusive Center: Intellectual Legacies, Scholarship and Neo-liberalism in Post-independent Mozambique”;  
  • Itaru Ohta (Kyoto University, Japan) ”A Historiography of African Studies in Japan”; 
  • Kithaka wa Mberia (Division of African Studies-HUFS/University of Nairobi, Kenya) on ”The OZI Hypothesis of Kiswahili Origins”; 
  • Atta Britwum (University of Cape Coast, Ghana) ”The Colonial in the Post-colonial: Nationalist Discourse in African Literature”; 
  • Marta Emilia Cordies Jackson (Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba) on ”Oral Literature in Africa and the Caribbean Sea”; and 
  • Akua O Britwum (University of Cape Coast, Ghana) on ”Women’s Tenure Making Strategies: Bridging Gendered Land Rights as Agents”. 

 The 2019 international conference will be hosted at CAS.