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Destination Africa: Contemporary Africa as a global meeting point

  • Prof. Jamie Monson
Thursday 22 March 2018 - Friday 23 March 2018
Museum Volkenkunde
Steenstraat 1

During the ‘Destination Africa’ conference the idea of contemporary Africa as a global meeting point will be explored. Important questions include the ways in which people in Africa perceive this new influx and how they navigate, negotiate, engage, and possibly struggle to strike a balance between their own interests and those of the ‘newcomers’, including their evaluation of questions concerning integration, and the distribution of profits and resources. The conference also aims to shed greater light on the motivations, interests, negotiation strategies and navigating practices of those who see Africa as a destination. Finally, it will be important to put these current global encounters on African soil in a historical perspective.

The keynote speech will be given by Prof. Jamie Monson, Professor of History and Director of the African Studies Center, Michigan State University: 'View from the Platform: Moving Global Goods on the TAZARA Railway'. The speech is open to the general public, but please register for the keynote.

More information on the conference, the venues and registration on the website of the African Studies Centre Leiden.

Prof. Jamie Monson, Director of the African Studies Center, Michigan State University
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