The Nordic Africa Institute

Book launch

Join us for the book launch: Political Posters in Uganda


Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023

Time: 15:30 - 17:00

Venue: The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Villavägen 6, Uppsala, Protea Room.

Limited seats, first come, first served

In his latest work “Political Posters in Uganda External link, opens in new window.”, Kristof Titeca has gathered and extensively analyzed a collection of posters produced in the streets of Nassar Road in Kampala. Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein are portrayed in colorful images as Robocop and other Hollywood action heroes, as a demonstration of the opposition of the common men to Western imperialism.

Deep dive into the layers that underly this complex social phenomenon at an exhilarating discussion with distinguished scholars.

About the author:

Kristof Titeca is a Professor at the Institute of Development Policy at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. His work focuses on governance and conflict dynamics in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and relies heavily on field research. He is a regular contributor to a variety of media platforms, such as The New Humanitarian, Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, African Arguments, Al Jazeera, and many others.

  • Main speaker: Kristof Titeca, Professor at the Institute of Development Policy, Antwerp University

  • Discussant: Anders Sjögren, Professor at the Department of Government, Uppsala University

  • Moderator: Jesper Bjarnesen, Senior Researcher, NAI

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