SAFARI NJEMA

November 16, 2019

"Couldn't there be more intercultural exchange OUR way?"

November 13, 2019

Who talks about refugees in Tanzania, and what do they say?

November 10, 2019

#SudanUprising in Copenhagen

June 23, 2019

On 26 June I moderate talks & debate on #SudanUprising in #Copenhagen.

The Sudanese artist Khalid Albaih joins via Skype.

Kindly read Khalid's article a...

Update: Everyday Poetics: Instagramming Life in East Africa in Belgrade

April 26, 2019

PHOTO EXHIBITION: EVERYDAY POETICS - INSTAGRAMMING EAST AFRICA

April 12, 2019

Owl in Tanzanian Parliament - bad omen for freedom of speech and assembly.

January 30, 2019

On 29 January, when the Tanzanian Parliament (Bunge) was assembled in Dodoma, an owl flew in and watched the assembly. The owl is seen in Tanzanian (e...

''We've died''

January 22, 2019

Bikozulu tells the stories of the people making it through last week's terror attack in Nairobi.

See the Instagram post here

If you ask me, and someti...

FILM: Wakamba Forever

January 21, 2019

Colonianism revisited:

..''a hilarious take on Masaku and McMillan’s first encounter set in the 21st century. From a dramatic re-telling of the Kamba o...

Chuchu: ''We are not the audience. We are the story''.

January 20, 2019

Two important tweet threads (see below) which take point of departure in the New York Times coverage of the Riverside terror attack on 15 January 2019...

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Litteratur: Hvordan er det nu lige med de kenyanske hashtags?

Monday, January 5, 2015

Interessant artikel i dagens Politiken, og literære tendenser ude i verden. Læs her. Og fedt at Kenya har fundet vej hertil.  

 

Undrer mig dog over formuleringen i Kenya-afsnittet: 'Andre igen lever på blogs som Concerned Kenyan Writers eller på Twitters ‪#‎KOT‬(Kenyanere på Twitter, red.), hvor man finder store historiefortællere. Og på‪#‎BabaWhileYouWereAway‬ er der mundtlige folkeeventyr vævet sammen af forskellige grupper af tweeps«'.

 

Det må være forkert oversat?!

 

#BabaWhileYouWereAway hashtagget her opstod som reaktion på, at politikeren Raila Odinga meldte sin ankomst hjem til Kenya efter at have taget orlov i et par måneder. Her skulle bl.a. være et stort rally, så hans 'undersåtter' kunne hilse den hjemvendte. Kenyanere sendte drillende tweets afsted, som laver sjov med at Odinga tager sig selv så alvorligt - og giver alle mulige eksempler på hvad der er sket, mens han var væk. Eller slet ikke er sket. Mange af disse tweets er kryptiske og indforståede. Se her

 

At kalde det 'mundtlige folkeeventyr' uden også at forklare dynamikken her, og kenyanernes generelle brug at Twitter hashtags, er måske lige i overkanten?

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PhD Student, MA in African Studies, journalist and former development worker. Heart tilted towards the Balkans & East Africa: Refugees, Peripheries, Imaginaries & Humanitarianism