Finding Africa

Abstract This paper adopts an interdisciplinary approach bringing together the field of Media Studies and Sociology, using Ross Kemp’s 2017 documentary entitled ‘Libya’s Migrant Hell’ as an entry point into the reconceptualization of this particular case of trapped migration as a form of not only postcolonial, but postmodern slavery. In this case study, migrants predominately…
Finding Africa seminar series – Art and Ways of knowing in Uganda A screening and discussion of two short films developed in response to a workshop with artists and activists  Ruth Kelly  (CHR, York) & Director, Patience Nitumwesiga We are delighted to be opening our Theorising Africa session with a screening, discussion and interview with the Ugandan…
Finding Africa seminar – African Feminisms seminar series 2017 Postcolonial afterlives and the gendering of empire: A Franco-African Experience Claire Griffiths Thursday 4 May, 5pm, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room 1 Abstract This paper draws on evidence from the former French African Empire to argue that the struggle to eliminate all forms of discrimination…
Finding Africa seminar – African Feminisms seminar series 2017 Feminism and Literary Form in the Novels of Leila Aboulela Sybil Adam Thursday 20 April – this seminar has been cancelled unfortunately – see here African Feminisms Seminar Schedule (UK)
Finding Africa – African Feminisms seminar series 2017 Womanism in Contemporary African Feminism – Joanita Mirembe Thursday 6 April, 5pm, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room 1 African Feminisms Seminar Schedule (UK) The next seminar paper in our African Feminisms series will be delivered by Joanita Mireme Lwanga and is entitled “Womanism in Contemporary African Feminism”….
Finding Africa seminar – African Feminisms seminar series 2017 To Have Seven Thousand Vaginas and None At All: Bessie’s Head’s Radical Visions of Sex and Gender Elinor Rooks Thursday 23 March 5pm, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room 1 The next seminar in our African Feminisms series will be a paper entitled “To Have Seven…
Finding Africa seminar – African Feminisms seminar series 2017 Mossane (Safi Faye, 1997) and Djanta (Tahirou Tassere Ouedraogo, 2006): Intersections of Feminism with Ethnic Identity Monika Kukolova Thursday 9 March, 5pm, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room 1 African Feminisms Seminar Schedule (UK) Abstract In this paper, I would like to acknowledge why it is important…
Finding Africa – African Feminisms seminar series 2017 The Birth of ‘New’ Materialism? Abortion and Southern African Women’s Writing Caitlin Stobie Monday 27 February, 5pm, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room 1 African Feminisms Seminar Schedule (UK) Abstract In her preface to Opening Spaces: Contemporary African Women’s Writing (1999), Zimbabwean author Yvonne Vera recalls a scene…
Finding Africa are pleased to announce that Jane Plastow will open our next set of seminars on the theme of African Feminisms with a paper co-authored with Katie McQuaid, Stiwanism and Gendered Identities in Jinja (Uganda)  The seminar will take place on Monday,  13 February 2017 at the Leeds Humanities Research (LHRI) Institute Seminar Room at…
Liberating the Female Voice from the Patriarchal Order of the South African Pastoral Tradition: Anne Landsman’s The Devil’s Chimney by Ruth Daly This event is brought to you in association with the University of Leeds’ Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) and is hosted by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI). The seminar will take place on 24…