Upcoming Relevant Events: November 2017

There are several exciting upcoming events this month that we’d like to bring to your attention. For the full listings, please check out the calendar section here. If you have relevant events that you would like added, please email us at cihablog[at]gmail[dot]com.

The University of Ghana – Legon’s Institute of African Studies has two upcoming film screenings this month as part of its month-long film festival. The film, Kemtiyu, is showing this week Thursday (November 16th) and tells the story of Cheikh Anta Diop. On November 23rd, Maafa 21 will be shown. Learn more about Kemtiyu here and Maafa 21 here.

CODESRIA will be having its 2017 Social Policy in Africa Conference from November 20 – November 22 at the University of South Africa in Tshwane, South Africa. Find more information here.

Finally, several members of the CIHA Blog team will be presenting some of their work at the African Studies Association (ASA) in Chicago this week. We highlight several of their panels below. You can find the full conference program here.

Authority, Community, and Identity in Africa

  • Nov. 16, 2017 – 10:30 AM
  • Chair: Emmanuel Katongole, University of Notre Dame /
  • Discussant: Ebenezer Obadare, University of Kansas
    • Who are My People? Christianity, Belonging and Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa (Emmanuel Katongole, University of Notre Dame)
    • Negotiating Land Disputes: Re-examining the aporias of the Land Law and Customary Law in Cameroon (Elias Bongmba, Rice University)
    • Clashing Values: Religious and Secular Perspectives on Gender Equality in Contemporary Ivory Coast (Ludovic Lado, Independent)
    • Religious Women and Modernity in Cameroon (Cecelia Lynch, University of California, Irvine and Nadine Machikou, University of Yaoundée II)

Incoming Stream from The African Studies Association Of Africa (ASAA): Reading Africa Within and Against Global Politics

  • Nov. 18 8:30 am
  • Chair: Akosua Adomako Ampofo, University of Ghana
    • Africa’s governance travails after more than two decades of democratic experiments (Madalitso Zililo Phiri, University of South Africa (UNISA))
    • Diffusion of Integration from the European union to the African Union (Nubong Gabila Fotung, University of Pretoria)
    • A Story Once Told, a Story Being Told and the Story to be Told (Edwin Adjei, University of Ghana)
    • Pepper Dem Ministries: Reimagining womanhood/ femaleness in Ghana through social media (Titilope Ajayi, University of Ghana)
    • Reclaiming Democracy and Governance through African Indigenous Governance (Kojo Damptey, Royal Roads University and KAD Education)