PODCAST: African Sports Studies (Africa Past and Present episode 130)

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Episode 130 of Africa Past and Present -- the podcast about African history, culture, and politics -- is now available at http://afripod.aodl.org, on Apple Podcasts and similar outlets.

In this episode, Dr. Gerard Akindes discusses his experience playing and coaching basketball in West Africa and Europe, and evaluates the prospects of the new Basketball Africa League. He considers the role of "electronic colonialism" in a changing sport media landscape and then reflects on his work advancing African scholarship through research publications and through Sports Africa, a coordinate organization of the U.S. African Studies Association that he co-founded in 2004.

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Africa Past and Present is hosted by Peter Alegi and co-produced by Matrix -- the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences -- and the Department of History at Michigan State University.