SOAS Africa Conference : Alternative forms of Protest in Africa

Friday, 21 July 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm


Alternative forms of Protest in Africa

Date & Time: Friday 21 July, 12:30-13:30

Venue: B102, Brunei Gallery Building

Speakers:  James Wan (African Arguments), Nanjala Nyabola (Independent Researcher),  Jenny Mbaye (City University), Stephen Chan (SOAS)
Chair: Anna De Mutiis (Centre of African Studies SOAS)


In many countries across Africa and the rest of the world, civic space is shrinking and leaders are becoming more entrenched. In response, activists are coming up with new protest strategies. In this lunchtime workshop, we bring together practitioners, analysts and scholars to look at the innovative ways that citizens are making their voices heard. We will question the impact of these alternative methods and look at their global implications. What can African activists teach the rest of the world and what can they learn from it?

This event is part of the SOAS Africa Conference