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#RhodesMustFall: Tadiwanashe Madenga


At the ASAUK earlier this month, the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh hosted a series of panels on Decolonising the Academy. Tadiwanashe Madenga joined the panel digitally to present: ‘ #RhodesMustFallOxford: Decolonization and the Myth of Western Neutrality at the University of Oxford’.

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Simukai Chigudu on #RhodesMustFall


As part of the Centre of African Studies’ conference Decolonizing the Academy at the University of Edinburgh, Simukai Chigudu shared with us his thoughts on the Rhodes Must Fall movement at the University of Oxford. Simukai is a PhD candidate at the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford.

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Wole Soyinka for Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford

Democracy in Africa is joining the campaign to elect Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka as Professor of Poetry. As the first African elected to this post, Soyinka’s appointment would be an immense historical milestone for the University of Oxford. As an inspirational writer and speaker, his tenure would be privilege for us all. Anyone who has been a student at Oxford […]

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Launch of Our Turn to Eat

The idea for Our Turn to Eat came about while walking back from the National Archives in Nairobi, Kenya, after Daniel Branch quipped that there were enough young researchers in Kenya to write a book. Dan’s observation led us to organize a conference in Oxford designed to bring together a new generation of doctoral students […]

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