The Nordic Africa Institute

Join us for two webinars at the virtual book fair

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Date • 15 Sep 2020

NAI researchers with guests tackle issues like South Africa after #rhodesmustfall, and culture & digitalisation in Africa post-corona. Moderated by journalist and author Görrel Espelund. Free of charge and open for all!

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This webinar is now recorded and can be watched anytime.

What effect will the Corona crisis have on digitalisation, culture and freedom in Africa in general, and in South Africa in particular?

With Mantse Aryeequaye, Director -Chale Wote Street Art Festival in Ghana, Ainehi Edoro, Founder and editor-in-chief of Brittle Paper and Kajsa Hallberg Adu, Postdoctoral Researcher at NAI and co-founder of BloggingGhana.

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Saturday 26 Sept 2020, 14:20-14:50 Globala Torget Playexternal link, opens in new window

South Africa is a society where the heritage of slavery, racism, colonialism and apartheid is still visible and alive, from socio-economic inequalities to xenophobia and violence. The #mustfall-movements exposed the need to deal with these issues, as well as political tensions between generations. What can we learn from the past and what will the future bring?

With Henning Melber, Senior research associate at the Nordic Africa Institute and South African journalist and writer, Fred Khumalo, South African journalist and writer, Nadira Omarjee, Senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, Mmabatho Thobejane, South African student and curator with experiences from the #RhodesMustFall movement.

Virtual Book Fair in Sweden, 24-27 September 2020

140 digital studio dialogues and lectures will be streamed, highlighting contemporary global challenges and opportunities.

440 authors, researchers, journalists and specialists will participate in the programme.

Visit Globala torgetexternal link, opens in new window and Bokmässan 2020external link, opens in new window for more information and streaming possibilities.