SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Africa Seminar series

Series of academic seminars focusing on Africa, organised by the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London 

Mondays at 5 - 7pm in Room 4429, SOAS Russell Square College Buildings 
For more information contact: 

Angelica Baschiera at CAS: cas@soas.ac.uk Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7898 4370

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Forthcoming Events

Modern Swahili Poems – Ushairi wa Kiswahili wa Kisasa

Ahmed Rajab

81 of the poems from two competitions for the 2016 Prize for Swahili Poetry were published last year. In this event we will discuss and read some of these poems.

16 October 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Book Discussion: 'The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa, Beyond the Margins'

Wale Adebanwi (Oxford University)

This seminar will be dedicated to a discussion of this new collection of essays edited by Prof. Wale Adebanwi, 'The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa, Beyond the Margins' (James Currey/Boydell & Brewer). Wale Adebanwi and other speakers will introduce and lead a discussion about the book's contribution.

30 October 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

"Informal Housing in Dar es Salaam: A Tale of Three Cities

Stephanie Burcher and Tim Wickson (Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL)

This seminar will discuss the everyday realities and challenges faced by residents of different types of low-income neighborhoods in Dar es Salaam, as well as the opportunities for action already being undertaken by the residents themselves. It will close with a discussion on the role of progressive urban planning in approaching some of these issues, and supporting the growth of a more equitable city.

20 November 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM