Category Archives: African History

Fieldwork Notes: ‘Just smile and be friendly Beth, you’ll do fine…’

by Beth Rebisz, Ph.D. student For the two months running up to my departure in July for Nairobi, Kenya, I did what I do best: worry. I worried (for no reason) that my visa wouldn’t be accepted. I worried that … Continue reading

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Robert Mugabe’s Fall in Political Cartoons: A Zimbabwean Story (Part II)

As the situation continues to develop in Zimbabwa, our Dr Heike Schmidt considers Mugabe’s fall as seen in political cartoons (Part 2 of 2). Continue reading

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Robert Mugabe’s Fall in Political Cartoons: A Zimbabwean Story (Part I)

As the situation continues to develop in Zimbabwa, our Dr Heike Schmidt considers Mugabe’s fall as seen in political cartoons (Part 1 of 2). Continue reading

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The softest and longest – coup in Zimbabwe

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Daughters of the Dust and the History of Gullah communities

by Prof. Emily West On Tuesday 17th October the University kindly invited me to introduce Reading Film Theatre’s showing of the 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, written and directed by Julie Dash.  Her father grew up in the area … Continue reading

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