Ufahamu Africa

Ep. 104: Looking back on 2020 and forward to 2021

January 16, 2021 Season 5 Episode 104
Ufahamu Africa
Ep. 104: Looking back on 2020 and forward to 2021
Show Notes

Happy New Year! We are back with our first episode of 2021, and a conversation between our co-hosts Kim and Rachel. On our minds from 2020: the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, many of the elections held in the past year, and as always, we share what we are reading and the scholars and perspectives we're watching.

Books from the Episode

Authoritarian Origins of Democratic Party Systems in Africa by Rachel Beatty Riedl

From Pews to Politics: Religious Sermons and Political Participation in Africa by Gwyneth H. McClendon and Rachel Beatty Riedl

Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change by Adam Branch and Zachariah Mampilly

Political Protest in Contemporary Africa by Lisa Mueller

Kilombo: International Relations and Colonial Questions by Mustapha K. Pasha, Meera Sabaratnam and Robbie Shilliam

Decolonising Intervention: International Statebuilding in Mozambique by Meera Sabaratnam

Politics of African Anticolonial Archive 

HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone by Adia Benton

Other Links and Articles

Uganda: The Unsurprising Pre-election Violence by Security Forces” 

Soldiers and Police Are on the Streets as Ugandans Prepare to Vote” by Travis Curtice

Bobi Wine and the Making of a President” by Into Africa

Malawians Elected a New President in Tuesday’s Historic Election” by Kim Yi Dionne and Boniface Dulani

The Puzzle of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa” 

Africans Don’t Just Live to Die. A Response to the New York Times.” 

How Colonialism and Austerity Are Shaping Africa’s Response to the Coronavirus: An Interview with Simukai Chigudu”