Book Launch

Book launch Kenyan, Christian, Queer The Leeds University Centre for African Studies and the Centre for Religion and Public Life warmly invite you to attend the launch of Adriaan van Klinken’s recent book Kenyan, Christian, Queer: Religion, LGBT Activism, and Arts of Resistance in Africa. The event takes place on 14 November 2019, 4:00-5:30pm, in the…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) and the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) are delighted to announce an event to celebrate the launch of ‘Uganda: The dynamics of neoliberal transformation’ edited by  Jörg Wiegratz, Guiliano Martiniello and Elisa Greco (published by Zed Books). We invite you to attend the launch of…
Abstract Following unprecedented violence in 2007/8, Kenya introduced two classic transitional justice mechanisms: a truth commission and international criminal proceedings. Both are widely believed to have failed, but why? And what do their performances say about contemporary Kenya; the ways in which violent pasts persist; and the shortcomings of transitional justice? Using the lens of…
Book Presentation: The Politics of Work in a Post-Conflict State: Youth, Labour and Violence in Sierra Leone High youth unemployment is seen as a major issue across Africa and globally, not solely as a source of concern for economic development, but as a threat to social stability and a challenge to fragile peace. In countries…
Book launch:  Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Matteo Rizzo, SOAS, Department of Development Studies. The growth of cities and their informal economies are key characteristic of societies in Africa today. Taken for a Ride contributes to our understanding of both, drawing…
Book launch of Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions (Pluto, 2017) with authors Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg, a discussion on Haiti today led by Guilaine Brutus, and a Reparations Dialogue from Sai Murray.  As part of the Conversations in Black History series at the University of Leeds. Tuesday 17 October, 6pm Leeds West…
Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) and Blackwells Leeds are delighted to be hosting Ayobami Adebayo, whose debut novel about Nigeria, Stay With Me, has just been published and already been longlisted for the Baileys Prize. We would like to invite you to a conversation with this new literary star on Monday 13 March…
Jörg Wiegratz on Neoliberal Moral Economy in Uganda Neoliberal Moral Economy: Capitalism, Socio-Cultural Change and Fraud in Uganda Book Launch and LUCAS seminar with Jörg Wiegratz Tuesday 28 February, 4.30pm–6pm, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds, LG 19 – all welcome This event is co-sponsored by the Review of African Political Economy and there will be…
South Africa’s Political Crisis: Unfinished Liberation and Fractured Class Struggles Book Launch and LUCAS seminar with Alexander Beresford Thursday 3 March, 4–5.30pm, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds, LG 19 – all welcome South Africa’s long road to political freedom reflects only a partial freedom and an unfinished project of liberation. The country remains one of…