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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AFRICAN TRAVEL WRITING ENCOUNTERS

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AFRICAN TRAVEL WRITING ENCOUNTERS   Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham Wednesday 9 March, 2016. The workshop is free to attend but we would ask you to register here.   This workshop invites scholars of travel writing by Africans, along with practitioners of travel writing, to come together to discuss the past, present and […]

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