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A History of Africa from the Margins (HI2K3-30)

Module convenor: Dr Doreen Kembabazi

Anti-colonial protest 1950s Uganda

Office: FAB 3.13

Advice/Feedback hours: Monday (on Teams): 12:00-1:00

Tuesday (in person): 11:00-12:00


Lecture: Tuesday 14:00-15:00 FAB5.52

Seminar: TBA

About the Module

The 30 CATS second-year module will focus on the everyday lives of Africans to show how (ordinary) Africans experienced and responded to rapid changes from the late 19th Century onward. The module which will be built around primary sources will introduce students to new research on popular culture, cosmopolitanism, nationalism, gender, sex and and sexuality, health and healing, leisure, radical youth politics, student activism, unions among others. The module will centre the voices of those who until recently were marginal to scholarship on Africa, women, youth, farmers, trade unionists, and other marginalised groups. Students will read primary sources including newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, and other literary works written by Africans from all walks of life. The module which will examine the creative and dynamic lives of Africans in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is for students with and without prior knowledge of Africa.

Content Note:

The lectures and readings contain discussions of all forms of violence.

Aims and Assessment

Lecture and Seminar Program



General Bibliography

External Resources

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