Woensdag 27 November 2019

Nederland, Groningen - Academiegebouw Rijksuniversiteit Groningen - Lezing en debat
PhD: Asthma prevalence and mortality in Sub Saharan Africa: the case of Uganda
Woensdag 27 November 2019 11:00

PhD ceremony: B.J. Kirenga. Supervisors: prof. dr. T. (Thys) van der Molen, prof. dr. H.M. (Marike) Boezen, Prof. M. kamya, Co-supervisor: dr. C. (Corina) de Jong. Faculty: Medical Sciences / UMCG


Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
LeidenASA seminar: The world in a sweetshop? Localising the Indian Ocean in Mombasa, Kenya
Woensdag 27 November 2019 14:30 - 16:00

In their influential contribution to theorising the urban from Johannesburg, Mbembe & Nuttall (2004: 348) observe the continued tendency to “describe Africa as an object apart from the world”, and decry the systematic inattention to its “embeddedness in multiple elsewheres”. This is a stark contrast to the literature on the East African littoral, where city life is typically explained in terms of its entrenched connectivity to the Indian Ocean realm (Kresse 2012, Loimeier & Seesemann 2006). Rather than assuming African urban space as inherently connected or disconnected to the world beyond, this paper argues that conceptualisations of conjunction in and from the continent must be grounded in the imaginaries of city residents themselves. Drawing on examples of everyday eating practices in the Kenyan port of Mombasa, Zoë Goodman will outline the problematic notions of origin and spread that underpin much of the literature on Indian Ocean Africa, and assert the political imperative to view edible instantiations of littoral urbanism as ‘already local’ (Pennycook 2010). Speaker: Dr. Zoë Goodman

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