Tagged: "Culture"


The Nigerian homefront in WWII. The Biafran War and Igbo Identity

Dr. Chima Korieh (History, Marquette) on Nigerian experiences on the African homefront during World War II, agriculture and social change in the colonial era, the Biafran War and the politics of memory, and Igbo identity. The interview closes with a discussion of endangered archives in postcolonial Nigeria. Africa Past & Present is a radio series about history, culture, and politics in Africa and the diaspora hosted by is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb.

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Encuentro Entre Culturas

Encuentro Entre Culturas “Victor Henriquez”

Encuentro entre culturas: Nace con el propósito de acercar a sus oyentes la cultura de Irlanda del Norte y, a su vez, de conocer las diversas comunidades de la geografía española y demás países de habla hispana.
En él encontraréis entrevistas, noticias o canciones que nos mostrarán la realidad de ambos países de una forma entretenida y respetando las tradiciones de cada lugar. Será un acercamiento entre ambos pueblos y nuestro fin es promocionar la riqueza cultural de cada área y su diversidad.
In this programme an interview with Victor Henriquez
Produced by CRISTINA LÓPEZ GRAÇA


Black Travelers, Writers & Activists in Africa and the Diaspora

David Killingray (Emeritus, Goldsmiths College, U. of London) on the often-neglected role of African travelers and intermediaries in 19th-century Africa; black writers and activists in Victorian Britain; and the significance of documenting lived experiences of Africans to better understand processes of historical change.

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Spirituality in Central African History

David Gordon (Bowdoin, History) on his recent book Invisible Agents: Spirits in a Central African History. Gordon explores how and why spirits and discourses about spirits inspired social movements and influenced historical change, from precolonial Bemba chieftaincies and 1930s Watchtower millenarianism to the postcolonial state’s humanism and Pentecostalism under Kaunda and Chiluba, respectively. Gordon closes by noting the effervescence of Zambian studies today.


The African Diaspora in Britain

Marika Sherwood (senior research fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London) on the history of the African diaspora in Britain. She discusses aspects of her 2007 book After Abolition: Britain and the Slave Trade Since 1807, the 1945 Pan Africanist Congress in Manchester, and Pan-African biographies. Sherwood concludes by noting the inadequate treatment of black history in the UK school curriculum.

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