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H-Net Review: Moore on Brown, 'Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan'

Marie Grace Brown.  Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan.  Stanford  Stanford University Press, 2017.  240 pp.
$24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0264-9.

Reviewed by Taylor Moore (Rutgers University)
Published on H-AMCA (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Alessandra Amin

How do bodies record history and place? What kinds of stories can we  tell that emphasize the performed political capital, or "strategic

New Issue of Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory (Pan Africanism and African Nationalism)

Dear Colleague,

The contributions to this special issue respond to a call last year for papers to commemorate the Centenary Anniversary of the University of Fort Hare. This historically advantaged university, the first for black Africans in Southern Africa, was established in 1916 under the Inter-State Native College Scheme led by liberal news editor JT Jabavu. The articles in this issue delve deeper into Pan Africanism and African Nationalism themes.

ANN: Conference “Confronting the colonial past! ‚Askari‘, Lettow-Vorbeck and Hamburg’s entangled (post-)colonial legacies“, University of Hamburg, 28/2/2018 – 2/3/2018

(Draft version. Please visit the conference website for the latest version of the programme: https://www.kolonialismus.uni-hamburg.de/confronting-the-colonial-past/)

Wednesday 28/2/2018

12:00 – 13:30 Registration

13:30 – 14:00 Opening of Conference

  • Welcoming Remarks: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer (University of Hamburg)

14:00 – 16:00 Panel I: Contributions

CFP Closing Soon: Enslavement, Conflict and Forced Marriage in Africa: Methods, Ethics, and the Political Economy of Knowledge Production

Call for Papers: Enslavement, Conflict and Forced Marriage in Africa: Methods, Ethics, and the Political Economy of Knowledge Production

CFP: Things come together? Literary archives from, in and for Africa

ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF SCOLMA (THE UK LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES GROUP ON AFRICA)

Monday 10 September 2018

University of Birmingham

CALL FOR PAPERS

This conference will explore African literary archives, their creation, preservation, digitisation and use in research and teaching.

PUB: Organise or Die? Democracy and Leadership in South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers

Dear Colleagues,

I am glad to advertise the recent publication of Organise or Die? Democracy and Leadership in South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers, Johannesburg, Wits University Press, 2017 (368p.). This publication was supported by the French Institute of South Africa (Johannesburg) and by the Institut des mondes africains (Paris).

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