About Mireille Djenno

NBN Episodes hosted by Mireille:

Paul Bjerk, "Julius Nyerere" (Ohio UP, 2017)

October 5, 2018

Julius Nyerere

Paul Bjerk
Hosted by Mireille Djenno

Paul Bjerk’s compact biography Julius Nyerere, published as part of the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series follows closely on the heels of his mono…

Lessie B. Branch, "Optimism at All Costs: Black Attitudes, Activism, and Advancement in Obama's America" (U Massachusetts Press, 2018)

August 17, 2018

Optimism at All Costs

Lessie B. Branch
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Optimism at All Costs: Black Attitudes, Activism, and Advancement in Obama's America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018) takes as its point of d…

Lisa A. Lindsay, "Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey" (UNC Press, 2017)

April 27, 2018

Atlantic Bonds

Lisa A. Lindsay
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The title of Lisa A. Lindsay’s book Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa (University of North Carolina Press, 2017), i…

Michelle D. Commander, "Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic" (Duke UP, 2017)

June 20, 2017

Afro-Atlantic Flight

Michelle D. Commander
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In Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic (Duke University Press, 2017), Michelle D. Commander examines the (im)possibility…

Bert Ingelaere, "Inside Rwanda's Gacaca Courts: Seeking Justice After Genocide" (U Wisconsin Press, 2016)

April 13, 2017

Inside Rwanda's Gacaca Courts

Bert Ingelaere
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Rwanda's homegrown gacaca law has been widely hailed as a successful indigenous solution to the unprecedented problem of the country's 1994 genocide. …

Telesphore Ngarambe, "Practical Challenges in Customary Law Translation: The Case of Rwanda's Gacaca Law" (OSSREA, 2015)

February 6, 2017

Practical Challenges in Customary Law Translation

Telesphore Ngarambe
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The unprecedented crime of the 1994 Rwandan genocide demanded an unconventional legal response. After failed attempts by the international legal syste…

Jean-Germain Gros, "Healthcare Policy in Africa" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)

December 2, 2016

Healthcare Policy in Africa

Jean-Germain Gros
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In Healthcare Policy In Africa: Institutions and Politics from Colonialism to the Present (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), Jean-Germain Gros argues tha…

Edlie Wong, "Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship" (NYU Press, 2015)

June 15, 2016

Racial Reconstruction

Edlie Wong
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The dialectical configuration of black inclusion/Chinese exclusion is at the center of Edlie Wong's book Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chine…

Paul Bjerk, "Building a Peaceful Nation: Julius Nyerere and the Establishment of Sovereignty in Tanzania, 1960-1964" (U Rochester Press, 2015)

December 18, 2015

Building a Peaceful Nation

Paul Bjerk
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Let's begin with what Paul Bjerk's new book isn't: "a biography or evaluation of Julius Nyerere." Instead, according to a letter that Bjerk sent me in…

Kelly M. Duke Bryant, "Education as Politics: Colonial Schooling and Political Debate in Senegal, 1850s-1914" (U Wisconsin Press, 2015)

November 20, 2015

Education as Politics

Kelly M. Duke Bryant
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Education as Politics: Colonial Schooling and Political Debate in Senegal, 1850s-1914 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2015) questions and complicates …

Chike Jeffers, "Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy" (SUNY Press, 2013)

October 20, 2015

Listening to Ourselves

Chike Jeffers
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Ngugi wa Thiong'o, who famously made the decision in the 1970s to henceforth only produce his creative work in his native Gikuyu, rather than in Engli…

Sonja D. Williams "Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom" (U Illinois Press, 2015)

September 23, 2015

Word Warrior

Sonja D. Williams
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Sonja D. Williams' book Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom (University of Illinois Press, 2015) connects its subject to some of the most…

Carolyn Finney, "Black Faces, White Spaces" (UNC Press, 2014)

March 17, 2015

Black Faces, White Spaces

Carolyn Finney
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Geographer Carolyn Finney wrote Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors (University of Nort…

David Krugler, "1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back" (Cambridge UP, 2014)

February 13, 2015

1919, The Year of Racial Violence

David Krugler
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In 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back (Cambridge University Press, 2014), David Krugler chronicles the origins and d…

Catherine W. Bishir, 'Crafting Lives: African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900' (UNC Press, 2013)

October 28, 2014

Crafting Lives

Catherine W. Bishir
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Seeking to fill the gap in scholarship focused on African American artisans in the American South, Catherine W. Bishir uses the very specific location…

Adam Ewing, "The Age Of Garvey: How A Jamaican Activist Created A Mass Movement And Changed Global Black Politics" (Princeton UP, 2014)

October 9, 2014

The Age Of Garvey

Adam Ewing
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Adam Ewing acknowledges the enduring, if reductive, image of Garveyism - "the parades and shipping lines and colonization schemes" - in its early, Har…

Lauren Araiza, 'To March for Others: The United Farm Workers and the Black Freedom Movement' (U Pennsylvania Press, 2014)

September 24, 2014

To March for Others

Lauren Araiza
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Co-founded in 1962 by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, the National Farm Workers Association would eventually become the United Farm Workers (UFW), …