Another World? East Africa and the global 1960s
This project seeks to understand and explain how East Africa’s global connections systematically broke down after independence, opening up a set of new and unpredictable paths forward.
This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and will run from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2022.
- To broaden our understanding of how East Africans imagined the world and their place in it by excavating networks of global affinity between authors and readers spread across the world.
- To assess the implications of the implosion of cosmopolitan, internationalized utopian visions of Africa’s place in the world for the period of economic and political crisis that followed.
- To emphasise the importance of the African experience for studies of globalization from across the humanities and social sciences.
The Project Team:
- Daniel Branch, University of Warwick
- Emma Hunter, University of Edinburgh
- Gerard McCann, University of York
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