Post tagged: Africa

Digital commons and contemporary African struggles

“Bring back our internet,” was a rallying global cry from Cameroon for almost three months after the country’s government blacked out Internet services in the provinces inhabited by the country’s Anglophone minority in late January 2017. The Cameroon Internet shutdown was ostensibly aimed at stifling rising dissent, which …

Un/making Difference through Performance and Mediation in Contemporary Africa

Special Issue of Journal of African Cultural Studies
Edited by Heike Becker & Dorothea Schulz

This volume starts from the observation of a massive revival of cultural and religious identities across the African continent, stretching from post-apartheid South Africa to Islamist groups in parts of West Africa. Africa appears to be …