• From Ghettoizing to Gentrifying African Studies

    From Ghettoizing to Gentrifying African Studies0

    From time to time we are treated to a powerful critique of, or contentious debate on, African Studies. This time it has come from Haythem Guesmi’s viral article on ‘The Gentrification of African Studies.’ In a way, it is coming on the heels of Jean Allman’s  celebrated address on “#HerskovitsMustFall? A Meditation on Whiteness, African Studies, and the Unfinished Business of 1968.”

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Dear Kenyans, Where did the idea of devolution come from? We tend to forget that many of our current political debates are iterations of colonial-era ones and that many "solutions" were first proposed a long time ago with very sinister motives. gathara.blogspot.com… pic.twitter.com/fF2L…