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Book Discussion: Kizza Besigye & Uganda’s unfinished Revolution, May 12 2015 @ IFRA/BIEA Conference Room
Date: May 12, 2015
Venue: IFRA/BIEA Conference Room
Daniel K. Kalinaki’s Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s unfinished revolution, DominantSeven Publishers – 2014
With : Daniel Kalinaki, Pauline Bernard, Dr.Joshua Rubongoya & Dr. Musambayi Katumanga.
“[R]enowned journalist Daniel Kalinaki’s book, Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution […] charts the journey of Besigye starting from his childhood in Rukungiri to working alongside Museveni against the Obote ‘regime’ and finally, to leading an opposition movement.
The backdrop to the story is a Uganda re-emerging from decades of abuse by tyrants of yester-year. Kalinaki provides a concise account of the history of the country and interwoven into it are the stories of Besigye, Museveni and their respective parties and causes. This perhaps is where the book triumphs. In one volume the reader gains an insight into Besigye the man, the evolution of Uganda and the sins and successes of a government which has possibly outstayed its welcome.
In recent years, Besigye has often made headlines for his acts of rebellion, his inability to be silenced and refusal to stand down. The book goes into detail offering accounts of every beating, imprisonment and act of injustice forced upon him by the powers that be. In the midst of this he becomes a husband and a father, and one cannot help but think that this is what he sacrifices in order to continue with his quest for success. Years are spent in exile, away from his family and home; was it for personal glory or an act so altruistic as being for the good of the nation?
While this story is told through accounts provided by Besigye, his wife Winnie and many others that have fought by his side and against him, Kalinaki makes a concerted effort to shed light upon the huge differences between the Museveni of 1986 and the Museveni of 2016”.
IFRA Conference: Global History & Africa – Swahili Epic in a Global Context, Feb. 17 2014 @ IFRA/BIEA
Presentations by Carla Bocchetti – Swahili Poetry and Stone Town Architecture, Researcher IFRA and Clarissa Vierke – Facing both ways: Swahili Poetry and the Construction of a Coastal Swahili Identity, Moi University/Bayreuth University.
Discussant: Susan Mwangi – Kenyatta University
Date: July 23, 2013
Time: 10 am
This talk draws upon my book on the Asian (Indian) presence in and connections with Africa being published by Columbia University Press in August 2013. The book is primarily focused on the twentieth century, but it has an overarching frame that reaches to the twelfth century world of the Indian Ocean trade re-created by Amitav Ghosh in his book In an Antique Land.
Prof. Gaurav Desai
Prof. Gaurav Desai teaches in the Department of English and in the Program of African and African Diaspora Studies at Tulane University, New Orleans. His work has focused on various aspects of colonialism, postcoloniality, culture, law, literatures and the Asian-African imagination.
Date: January 14, 2013
Venue: IFRA – BIEA
Time: 2 pm
Jury : B. Calas (supervisor), Université de Bordeaux III ; P.A. Makachia, University of Nairobi ; C. Musambayi Katumbenga
Lecture/Book Launch: Can the African Neo-patrimonial State be Developmental? Sept. 21 2012 @ IFRA/BIEA Conference room
Date: September 21, 2012
Venue: IFRA/BIEA Conference room
Entry: Free [Reservation required: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Lecture by Prof. Daniel Bach moderated by Dominique Connan