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Akin Iwilade (LUCAS) – Everyday youth mobilisations in the Nigerian oil delta

LUCAS Seminar – all welcome

Akin Iwilade (LUCAS), ‘Everyday youth mobilisations in the Nigerian oil delta’

Friday 1 June, 4pm Grant Room (311), School of History, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds

This paper examines the subtle influences that respectability and contingent action exert on the self imagination and social mobilisation of youth. Placing the analysis within the context of the politics of oil extraction in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, the paper uses field data to show how the temporalities of age(ing) currently shape respectability within Delta youthscapes and how provisionality serves as a central vehicle for social navigation.

Akin Iwilade is LUCAS Lecturer in African Studies at the University of Leeds – for more on his work please see here:

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