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Images of Music – Festival N’djam s’enflamme en slam 2017

Photo credits: Vera Bakker. See more pictures here


Vera Bakker

Vera Bakker is a research master student in African Studies at the African Studies Centre in Leiden. She holds a bachelor degree in Social Psychology from the University of Amsterdam and has a Msc in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology from the Leiden University. Vera’s fieldsRead More


Fiona Dragstra

Fiona Dragstra graduated from the research master African Studies at the African Studies Centre (Leiden University) in 2017. She followed a minor in African Politics at McGill University (Montréal), and became a MSc in Political Communication after finishing her thesis “Political Engagement and Social Media: ARead More


Methodologies: information biography

The increasing appropriation of the internet and smartphones, and social media in particular, have arguably altered everyday praxis and social structure in Central African societies. This phenomenon demands new methodologies. CTD researchers Inge Ligtvoet and Mirjam de Bruijn have introduced the concept of information biographies:Read More


Methods: Senses, Visuals, Digitalization

In addition to interviews and archival research, CTD researchers are encouraged to use their senses, visuals, and digitalization during and beyond fieldwork in order to collect data. In April 2014, CTD researchers in collaboration with external collaborators and supervisors, explored and defined these methods as part of theRead More


Panel 5. Remembering in Generations

Chair: Meike de Goede Vera Bakker – Telling (his)stories through photographs in times of duress: A Cameroonian case study Godwin Gham Nyinchiah & Walter Nkwi – Bamenda Again!: Strikes, Social Media and Duress in Anglophone Cameroon, 2016-2017 Souleymane Abdoulaye Adoum – Des récits historiques au détour des violencesRead More


Panel 4. Duress and (digital) silence

Chair and introduction: Jonna Both Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa – Performing speech and silence in rebel-held Côte d’Ivoire Christian Kitenge Wa Kitenge – Un téléphone mobile sans réseau téléphonique? « Silences » et connexion sous contraintes des problèmes d’infrastructures dans le sud-est du Congo Inge Butter –Read More


Panel 2. Virtual Communities: Empowerment

Chair and introduction: Marie-Soleil Frère Sylvie Ayimpam & Olivier Kahol – Se connecter par la mobilité de l’argent : contraintes et usages du Mobile Banking dans le petit commerce à distance Michel Bisa Kibul & Sylvie Ayimpam – Un contexte de contrainte par excellence ?Read More


Mirjam de Bruijn – We should know: #FreeNadjo #FreeSolloh

CTD researcher Mirjam de Bruijn wrote a blog about the silence surrounding the recent arrests of youth leader Palmer Nadjo Kaina (Iyina) and Betrand Solloh in Chad. Who notices these arrests? Why are they relatively silenced?  


Social Media in Africa Symposium, University of Edinburgh, 26-27 April 2017

Inge Ligtvoet presented the paper ‘Information biographies: a proposal/method to discover the world beyond the hashtag’ (co-author Mirjam de Bruijn) at the Social Media in Africa Symposium at the University of Edinburgh on 26 April 2017. Read the abstract below: Information biographies: a proposal/method to discover theRead More