Mobilities of Grassroot Pan-Africanism: Integrating Community Generated Knowledge into a Pan-Africanism Curriculum

This digital story is a contribution to the debates of social mobilities and grassroots pan-Africanism. Kojo tackles these debates using trade, currency, and construction of informal or unofficial transnational routes, food and music in the West African sub-region. It is basically evidence from the field and gives the true picture of how the local folks respond to the debilitating effects of state policies on the borders.

Dar Impressions: The Other Story of Asia-Africa Relations

. . . And so I went to Dar. For an Asia-Africa conference. It wasn’t just any conference, but something quite different altogether. I would like to say that it wasn’t a field of presentations that only spoke and ignored one another, like the tower of Babel. In reality, everything came from all the senses, but nothing was disharmonic, solitary, or monologic. Even if it’s true that international Africa-Asia relations are currently facing a wall, there is another story of Asia and Africa which seemed, at Dar, to indicate the desire for connection and knowledge, to and for another world.

Abdourahmane Seck writes a beautiful note on his impressions of Dar es Salaam and the Asia-Africa: A New Axis of Knowledge Conference that took place in September this year.   

Trilokpuri, Delhi: Oral narratives for a neighbourhood museum

Trilokpuri is a resettlement colony in Delhi that came up during the Emergency years (1975-76). We chose it as one of the neighbourhoods to explore and engage with for a Neighbourhood Museum for multiple reasons. The neighbourhood is infamous for being notorious. It has been the centre of attention due to its constant brush with communal violence in the past, the worst of which was the 1984 Sikh riots and 2014 Hindu-Muslim riots. But one of the main reasons Trilokpuri caught our fancy is the fact that it houses people who form a major chunk of the service class in the city. From maids, gol-gappa walas and rickshaw-pullers to IAS officers and government employees, the neighbourhood is home to people in all kinds of formal and informal service sector professions, hence making an indispensible part of the city.

Subscribe to RSS - Memory