Spiritual Stores and Spirit Beings

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We asked acclaimed travel writer Pelu Awofeso to document a trip down the Lagos and Lekki Lagoon. In this second story we learn something more on spiritual stores!  Pelu Awofeso is a travel writer, journalist and publishing entrepreneur based in Lagos, Nigeria. For over fifteen years Pelu has been travelling across Nigeria and publishing travel writing […]

New Publication: “Beyond Religious Tolerance. Muslim, Christian & Traditionalist Encounters in an African Town.”

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  It is we great pleasure that we announce the publication of our first book resulting from the Knowing Each Other survey and research project. “Beyond Religious Tolerance. Muslim, Christian & Traditionalist Encounters in an African Town.”  Edited by Insa Nolte, Olukoya Ogen and Rebecca Jones      Summary In recent decades, religion has become […]

Exploring ‘KEO’ Survey Data

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Insa Nolte, Rebecca Jones, Khadijeh Taiyari and Giovanni Occhiali, ‘Research Note. Exploring the survey data for historical and anthropological research: Muslim-Christian relations in south-west Nigeria.,’ African Affairs, 115 (460), 2016:541-561. Open access to the article can be found here. This research note explores the use of quantitative data and surveys in the fields of history […]

Translation and Transformation: Travel and intra-national encounter in the Yoruba novel

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Rebecca Jones, ‘Translation and Transformation: Travel and intra-national encounter in the Yoruba novel,’ Journal of African Cultural Studies, 27 (3), 2015: 98-113. This article examines how Yoruba-language novels use the figure of the traveller to think about encounters with difference within the intensely multilingual nation of Nigeria. The article’s concern is not so much with representations […]

Nigeria is my Playground

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Rebecca Jones, ‘Nigeria is my Playground: Pẹlu Awofẹsọ’s Nigerian Travel Writing’, African Research and Documentation, 125, 2015. Since the turn of the millennium, a crop of travel books by Africans and Africans in diaspora describing their travels within Africa – such as Noo Saro-Wiwa’s Looking for Transwonderland (2012) and Sihle Khumalo’s Dark Continent, My Black […]

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 […]

Dr Rebecca Jones. “Journeys to the Hinterland: Twentieth-Century Nigerian Travel Writing and Local Heterogeneity in Lagos and Beyond.”

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Jones, Rebecca. “Journeys to the Hinterland: Twentieth-Century Nigerian Travel Writing and Local Heterogeneity in Lagos and Beyond.” Postcolonial Text 9.4 (2015). In colonial Lagos (in south-western Nigeria) 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 […]

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