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Ufahamu Africa

Ufahamu Africa is a podcast about life and politics on the African continent, co-hosted by Kim Yi Dionne, professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside, and Rachel Beatty Riedl, professor of government at Cornell University. Each Saturday, a new episode highlights what is happening in the news, followed by an interview with a diverse thinker or innovator who is deeply ingrained in the life, culture, and politics of the continent.

Tracks

Ep. 147: A conversation with fellow Chido Nyaruwata and Amanda Mokoena about race, gender, and the natural environment 46:26 07/02/2022
Bonus: Hear Zainab Usman's review of "The Politics of Order in Informal Markets" 09:35 06/25/2022
Ep. 146: A conversation with fellow Chido Nyaruwata and Awino Okech about gender, protests, and political change in Africa 49:02 06/18/2022
Bonus: Hear Laura Seay's review of "Tanzania's Informal Economy" 07:52 06/11/2022
Ep. 145: A conversation with Leo Arriola, Lise Rakner, and Nic van de Walle about democratic backsliding 42:27 06/04/2022
Ep. 144: A conversation with fellow Samah Fawzi, Ismail Bishr, and Mohamed Babiker about Sudanese-Chadian relations and postcolonial border formation 28:13 05/28/2022
Ep. 143: A conversation with fellow Wanjiku Ngugi and artist and historian Wambui Kamiru about art, history, and memory 29:28 05/21/2022
Bonus: Hear Laura Seay's review of "The Shadow King" 07:45 05/14/2022
Ep. 142: A conversation with fellows Soinato Leboo and Gretchen Walch on how African culture is stolen, shamed, and repackaged into popular culture 30:05 05/07/2022
Bonus: How a new UK program will endanger migrants, not protect them 09:20 04/30/2022
Ep. 141: A conversation with fellow Chido Nyaruwata and Zethu Matebeni about African queer theory 56:21 04/23/2022
Ep. 140: A conversation with fellow Samah Fawzi and Mohamed Shidane, Hassan Jama, and Najih Al-Hilowli about Somalia and Somalis 53:55 04/16/2022
Bonus: Hear Laura Seay's review of "Negotiating Public Service in Congo" 08:48 04/09/2022
Ep. 139: A conversation with Zainab Usman about climate change 65:12 04/02/2022
Ep. 138: A conversation with fellows Soinato Leboo and Gretchen Walch about foreignness and Kenyan identities 42:15 03/26/2022
Ep. 137: A conversation with Mai Hassan about politics in Kenya and Sudan 58:13 03/19/2022
Ep. 136: A conversation with fellow Chido Nyaruwata and Elizabeth Gulugulu about young people and climate change 58:51 03/12/2022
Ep. 135: A conversation with fellow Wanjiku Ngugi and Nerima Were about sexual and reproductive health and rights 59:43 03/08/2022
Bonus: Hear Kim Yi Dionne's review of Robbie Corey-Boulet's "Love Falls On Us" 07:20 02/26/2022
Bonus: Hear Laura Seay's review of Nwando Achebe's "Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa" 07:37 02/19/2022
Ep. 134: A conversation with Emmanuel Balogun about how to fight coups 45:33 02/12/2022
Ep. 133: A conversation with Naunihal Singh about coups 72:21 02/05/2022
Ep. 132: A conversation with Bamba Ndiaye of the Africanist podcast 49:51 01/29/2022
Ep. 131: A conversation with Yang-Yang Zhou of the Scope Conditions Podcast 44:06 01/22/2022
Ep. 130: A conversation with Nkatha Kabira about the past, present, and future of African law 43:11 01/15/2022
Ep. 129: Looking back on Ufahamu Africa in 2021 and ahead to 2022 30:42 01/08/2022
Ep. 128: Introducing our Non-Resident Fellows 23:13 12/18/2021
Ep. 127: Mashup with Judd Devermont and Nicole Wilett from "49" 26:06 12/11/2021
An Introduction to Ufahamu Africa 01:31 12/08/2021
Bonus: Hear Laura Seay’s review of Lina Benabdallah’s book on China-Africa relations 06:57 09/04/2021