SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Under-education in Africa: From Colonialism to Neoliberalism

Karim Hirji and Andrew Coulston (BTS)

Date: 25 November 2019Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 25 November 2019Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Seminar

Introducing a new book by Karim Hirji

Description: Karim Hirji is a Tanzanian academic whose professional employment was in mathematics and statistics. But from his days as an undergraduate in the University of Dar es Salaam in the 1970s, he had much wider interests. He edited the student magazines Cheche and Majimaji, which published Issa Shivji’s pioneering Tanzania: The Silent Class Struggle, and wrote extensively about education and Tanzanian politics. In retirement, in the last 5 years, he has published six books. This event is to launch the latest of these, Under-education in Africa: From Colonialism to Neoliberalism, which brings together his writing on educational themes from the 1970s to the present.

The event will be introduced by Andrew Coulson who has written extensively about Tanzanian political economy

Speakers: Karim Hirji and Andrew Coulston (BTS)
Chair: Dr Ida Hijavayanis (SOAS)

ALL Welcome

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Organiser: In collaboration with the Britain-Tanzania society (BTS)

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