Here at the LSE blogs, we’re always eager to follow up on our published posts and track the impacts that they have; whether this is mainstream media coverage, inclusion on a university course reading list, references in grey literature or in policy documentation. Much of this can be captured by link-tracking but there are inevitably cases we can’t pick […]
It is that time of the year when we stop to take stock of the last 12 months and we are happy to present the best-read @AfricaAtLSE blog posts of 2016, as voted by you with your clicks. If you missed any of these, here is your opportunity to catch up!
Gambia continues to defy existing political norms on the […]
Following her review of Paul Robeson: the artist as revolutionary by Gerald Horne at the LSE Review of Books, Sherese R Taylor introduces the life of Eslanda Robeson, who studied at LSE in the 1930s.
Eslanda Cordozo Goode Robeson, also known as Essie, was an anti-racist, anti-colonialist, anti-capitalist, and feminist born in Washington, DC on 15 December 1895. She received a scholarship from […]
Professor Tim Allen, inaugural Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa made possible through a generous gift from Firoz Lalji through the Lalji Family Foundation, highlights the inadequate amount of rigorous and independent research being done on Africa and calls for institutions in the Global North to increase their engagement with African scholarship, including with African researchers working in […]
Reading List: Ten blog posts to revisit on the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Africa at LSE blog
June 6 2016 marks five years since the Africa at LSE blog was launched. To commemorate the occasion, we have produced of a reading list of 10 blog posts you may like to read again. It is an eclectic mix of articles that have been very popular with our readers.
Africa’s urban transition: challenges, misconceptions and opportunities – Sean Fox, […]
On 17 and 18 February 2016 the Department of Government hosted ‘Thinking Across Borders’, a mini-course on Modern African Political Theory led by Dr Martin Odei Ajei, from the University of Ghana. Katrin Flikschuh and Paula Romero tell us about the key themes and debates from two days of engaging discussion.
Comparing African and Western concepts of ‘self’
During Lent term […]
Youth empowerment and promoting African intellectualism will be the subjects under discussion at the inaugural LSE PfAL Forum which takes place in Kampala, Uganda on 14 and 15 January 2016.
The PfAL Forum 2016 – which will be opened by Professor Tim Allen, Director of the new LSE Africa Centre – is a two-day event bringing together the members of the LSE […]
As the year draws to a close, it is normal to think back on how the year went. For those of us who work on the blog, we asked ourselves which articles our readers liked the most. We thought that you probably would like to know too! We hope you enjoy discovering a post you may have missed or […]
Ahead of her performance at the Africa Writes Destival in London, LSE’s Melissa Kiguwa discusses her sources of inspiration.
Melissa Kiguwa is building a reputation as one of the best emerging writing talents from the African continent. She was longlisted for the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize for her story, The Wound of Shrinking. Her first collection of poems, Reveries […]
The second annual LSE Africa Summit took place on 17 and 18 April 2015.
The theme of Innovative Governance was explored during both the Research and Business Conferences which took place on Friday and Saturday respectively.
If you missed out on attending the 2015 event, these photos give a flavour of the atmosphere on the day.
Read LSE’s Frances Brill take on […]