Event: Nordic Africa Days 2018 (19-21 September, Uppsala, Sweden)


The Nordic Africa Days (NAD) biannual international conference
19-21 September 2018
Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden

The conference starts today at 4pm. The programme and more information can be found here



A few highlights include:

Thursday 20th
Panel 13: Engaging Africa Diaspora in Knowledge Transfer through Networking
Third Culture Feminism: towards a paradigm of ambivalence, particularity and multiplicity.
Linley Chiwona-Karltun & Caroline Wamala Larsson

Panel 36: Reaching wider worlds: Educational mobility and Information ad Communication Technologies for Development
Including: Living the Silicon Valley Dream in Nigeria – Reflections on Realities of Tech Start-Up Hubs in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan.
Eugenija Kovaliova & Mante Makauskaite.

Panel 4: Reviewing the Gender Nexus
Including: Swallows from the Sahara: Female Migration in Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah and Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street.
Daniel Chukwuemeka

Friday 21st
Keynote address: Francis Nyamnjoh, Professor of anthropology at University of Cape Town, South Africa, won the prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize awarded by the ASAUK last week. The award was for his book, # RhodesMustFall: nibbling at resilient colonialism in South Africa (Langaa Press, Bamende, 2016). Besides this work, Francis Nyamnjoh has written extensively on issues as diverse as democratization, ethnicity and regionalism in Africa, globalization, and the role and place of the media in Africa.

Panel 40: Suspicious Medical Matters
Including: “The Skulls of Bald men, Blood Suckers, and Witchcraft”: Folklore and Disease in Malawi.
Chisomo Kalinga & Rodney Likaku

Film screening “Medan vi lever” / “While we live”
With opening address by Dani Kouyate, film director from Burkina Faso.
More information about the film can be found here


Images courtesy of NAI

*Note: Tentative programme listed above. Follow the programme as it is updated.

** Note: Registration has now closed.

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