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Monday 26 October, 17.30, via Zoom:

Convenor: Tanyaradzwa Kasinganeti

‘Injustice: Stories from Post-Independence Africa’ aims to shine a light on the various injustices that continue to persist on the African continent today. Hosted by Tanyaradzwa Kasinganeti (Warwick GSD ‘20), this event features three speakers who touch on their personal encounters with a wide range of issues including: imprisonment, civil war and police brutality within West, East and Southern Africa. The event will feature a range of speeches and an audience led Q&A at the end.

Teejae Mai
Teejae is a Kenyan born, South Sudanese woman raised in Melbourne, Australia. In 2003, she alongside her mother and siblings migrated to Australia as refugees. She is currently completing her final year at Deakin and is one half of international DJ act ‘Mai Sisters’. She has a deep interest in anthropology and finds passion in the creative arts.

Temi ‘Tori Talks’ Toriola
Temi is a British born, Nigerian woman who has lived her life in both the UK and Nigeria. As well as working as an Accounts Manager, she dedicates her time to speaking on taboo social issues to empower others through her YouTube channel ‘ToriTalksAlot’.

Mr. Evan Mawarire. Clergy and civil rights activist

Evan Mawarire is a Zimbabwean clergyman who founded #ThisFlag Citizen’s Movement to challenge corruption, injustice and poverty in Zimbabwe. The movement’s aimed to empower citizens to hold the government to account for unjust policies through a series of non-violent protests. For his work, Mawarire was imprisoned in 2016, 2017 and 2019 and charged with treason facing 80 years in prison. #ThisFlag garnered international acclaim and subsequently, Evan has addressed audiences at: The Atlantic Council, Yale University’s Association for African Peace and Development, Harvard University’s Human Rights Centre, The Oxford Union (UK), the Oslo Freedom Forum and the Geneva Summit for Human Rights & Democracy. As well as this, Evan has received multiple award in recognition of his work: Foreign Policy magazine named him among 100 global thinkers of 2016 and The Daily Maverick named him 2016 African person of the year. He was nominated for the 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression award and the 2018 Swedish government’s Per Anger Prize for democracy actors. Evan is also a 2018 Stanford University fellow of the Centre for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law. He currently works as a Yale World Fellow.

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Previous events

Since launching in June 2011, the OHN has put on a wide variety of talks and seminars.


  • 11 June: Online launch of 'Then & Now: Arts at Warwick', via Microsoft Teams - click here to watch again!
  • 28 January: 'Interviewing local NGOs and migrants: collecting data in the context of Central American migration in Mexico', with Erika Herrera-Rosales
  • 15 October: 'Queering the British Library', with Steven Dryden (British Library). Joint event with Queer History Warwick and The Library.


  • 29 May: 'Les raconteuses du Levant: untold stories of female Hakawatis and the challenges they pose to sustainable development discourse in the Arab-speaking world', with Prof. Cathia Jenainati
  • 6 March: 'Taking slices from their lives: the challenges of using life history as a research instrument/method', with Dr. Olayinka Egbokhare
  • 4 December: 'Working with memory to avoid repeating the horror', with Maria Luisa Ortiz


  • 2 July: Seminar: 'Muslim Mothers in Britain', with Dr. Sariya Cheruvallil
  • 21 February: Workshop: Hidden Stories of 21st Century Latin America and the Caribbean', organised by Dr. Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla.
  • November: 'Oral History Week'
    • 14 November: 'The Place of Birth: Mothers, Midwives, Birth Attendants and Choices about childbirth in C20 Uganda', with Dr. Kathleen Vongsathorn.
    • 15 November: 'Relaunch of the Oral History Network', with Dr. Angela Davis, Dr. Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla, Dr. Kathleen Vongsathorn, and Prof. Alison Ribeiro de Menezes.
    • 16 November: The Vietnamese diaspora in Australia: Dr. Nathalie Nguyen in discussion


  • 3 Virtual Q&A sessions to discuss aspects of oral history theory and practice.


  • 26 June: Workshop: 'University Oral Histories: Creating and Interpreting Narratives of Higher Education', with Dr. Camilla Schofield, Dr. Lorraine Blakemore, and Dr. Richard Wallace.
  • 17 June: Oral History Clinic, with Dr. Angela Davis.

  • 18 May: Discussion Forum: 'Analysis and Interpretation' with Dr. Andrea Hajek.
  • 25 February: Seminar: 'Starting an Oral History Project' with Dr. Carmen Mangion and Dr. Richard Wallace.
  • 3 December: Discussion Forum: 'Oral History: the Basics' with Dr. Angela Davis and Dr. Grace Huxford.


  • 12 March: Seminar: '“You are here to interview me?” Oral history and writing the history of everyday life in the Holocaust', with Anna Hajkova.
  • 5 February: Seminar: 'Oral history crossing national boundaries: investigating belief and non-belief in three European countries', with Joanna Bornat.
  • 9 November: Conference: 'Representing Prisoner of War Experience', with Keynote Speakers: Prof. Bob Moore and Dr. Gilly Carr.
  • 20 September: Conference: 'Talking about protest: oral history methodology in social and political movements research', with Keynote Speaker: Prof. Lynn Abrams.


  • 3 June: Webinar: 'Oral history & ethnography', in collaboration with Monash University.
  • 12 March: Seminar: 'Oral history & institutional history - the Warwick project 'The Voice of the Past' (part 2)', with April Gallwey.
  • 22 November: Seminar: 'Oral history & institutional history - the Warwick project 'The Voice of the Past' (part 1)', with Richard Aldrich.


  • 9 July: Seminar: 'Oral history & the community', with Stacey Bains, Helen Ford, and Colin Hyde.
  • 24 February: IAS workshop: 'Narrating a Gendered Self in Post-War Britain'
  • 24 November: Conference: 'Gender, Subjectivity and Oral History', with Keynote Speaker: Professor Penny Summerfield.
  • 13 October: Seminar: 'What is oral history?', with Anna Davin.

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