Looking back on a year of ‘Knowing Each Other’ in 2014

Research in Nigeria

2014 was a productive and exciting year for the Knowing Each Other (KEO) project and its team members, both in the UK and Nigeria. In September Dr Insa Nolte, principal investigator of the Knowing Each Other project, was elected Vice President of the ASAUK at the AGM of the African Studies Association of the United […]

Dr Rebecca Jones – Translation and transformation: travel and intra-national encounter in the Yoruba novel

Journal of African Cultural Studies

Rebecca Jones (2015) Translation and transformation: travel and intra-national encounter in the Yoruba novel, Journal of African Cultural Studies, 27 (1) : 98-113 This article explores how Yoruba-language novels have used the figure of the traveller to interrogate the idea of the Nigerian nation. My concern is not so much with representations of the nation itself, nor with […]

Dr Insa Nolte – Colonial Politics and Precolonial History: Everyday Knowledge, Genre, and Truth in a Yoruba Town

History in Africa

 Insa Nolte (2013). Colonial Politics and Precolonial History: Everyday Knowledge, Genre, and Truth in a Yoruba Town. History in Africa, 40 (01) : 125-164. This article suggests that colonial African historiography was shaped both by the textual forms and conventions associated with local historical knowledge and by the complex political interests which emerged under colonial rule. Based […]

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