The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa – workshop and launch. University of Sussex. Oct 8th, 4pm.

at the University of Sussex, Tuesday 8th October 4pm-6pm.

This workshop marks the launch of a 5-year ERC funded research project involving the University of Sussex, Kenyatta University and the University of Lagos.

School of English Social Space (Arts B274)
followed by a drinks reception and book launch from 6-7pm
All welcome!


A “matatu” (privately owned minibus) in Kenya


“Introduction: Dirt and its Cultural Politics in Africa”
Steph Newell (Principal Investigator, DirtPol, University of Sussex)

“Creating Dirt—the Matatu Body”
Mbugua wa Mungai (Regional Coordinator, DirtPol, Kenyatta University)

“Loud in Lagos: Verbal Flatulence in the Humour of Gordons”
Patrick Oloko (Regional Coordinator, DirtPol, University of Lagos)


Drinks Reception and Book Launch 6pm-7pm
Nairobi’s Matatu Men: Portrait of a Sub Culture by Mbugua wa Mungai and
The Power to Name: A History of Anonymity in Colonial West Africa by S. Newell


Click here for directions to the University of Sussex

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2 replies

  1. fantastic! Hoping for streaming options so can watch remotely.


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