Meet the team: Rebecca Jones

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Now that the project has entered its final stages we are looking back on how involvement in the KEO research has shaped the ideas and carriers of our valued team members. Third person we have asked for a blog contribution is Rebecca Jones, who has been with the project since the very beginning as a […]

Meet the team: Jovia Salifu

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Now that the project has entered its final stages we are looking back on how involvement in the KEO research has shaped the ideas and carriers of our valued team members. Second person we have asked for a blog contribution is Jovia Salifu, who has been with the project since 2012 as a data entry […]

Emilie Roy – Talks about her experience as a 2016 Cadbury Research Fellow

In this video Emilie Roy (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco) talks about her experience of being a 2016 Cadbury Research Fellow in the Department of African Studies and Anthropology and on the Knowing Each Other project. Inspired by her testimony? Applications for the 2017 Cadbury Research Scheme on Marriage in Africa are now open and more […]

Thank you David!

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Yesterday we had to say goodbye to one of the team members that has been with us from the very beginning. He has been a valued and extremely helpful colleague to all of as the Knowing Each Other project. We congratulate him and wish him all the best with his new position as a post-doctoral […]

Journeys to the Hinterland: Twentieth-Century Nigerian Travel Writing and Local Heterogeneity in Lagos and Beyond

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Rebecca Jones, ‘Journeys to the Hinterland: Twentieth-Century Nigerian Travel Writing and Local Heterogeneity in Lagos and Beyond,’ Postcolonial Text, 9 (4), 2014   In colonial Lagos in the 1910s and 1920s, a handful of Yoruba-speaking intellectuals published travelogues in the local Yoruba- and English-language newspapers. The writers described their travels in the new colonial nation […]

Muslim oralcy in West Africa: a neglected subject

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The annual Fage Lecture in recognition of Professor John Fage, founder of CWAS and a major contributor to the institutionalisation of African Studies in the UK and internationally, was delivered in 2015 by Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias. Dr de Moraes Farias is a historian, who has worked on epigraphic sources for the medieval history of West […]

Strategies for Supporting Successful Interfaith Families

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Whenever there are two or more religions in one geographic area, there are going to be interfaith families. When we live side by side, people will inevitably marry each other across lines of race, culture, class, and belief. There have always been, and there will always be, couples who find that love is more powerful […]

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