Interview Nanjala Nyabola

August 02, 2022 Jason Stearns and Fred Bauma Season 1 Episode 6
Interview Nanjala Nyabola
Show Notes

This week, we were joined by Nanjala Nyabola, a leading African scholar, writer and thinker. She has published two books––Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya in 2018; and Travelling While Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move in 2020. She also writes frequently for a host of prominent media outlets in Africa and abroad about the cruelty of western migration policies; the failings of African leaders; the dynamism of youth on the African continent, and many other issues. 

On this episode, we discussed:

  •  the need for new political visions that escape  neoliberal, apolitical frames
  • the role of religion in social movements
  • Big "P" Politics vs. small "p" politics
  • the challenge for movements in Kenya
  • social media and liberation

What is inspiring Nanjala these days: art. Galal Yousif and Eddy Kamuanga

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