– Max-Landry Kassaï, 29 May 2017 C’était pour moi un grand ouf de rentrer au pays, car j’en avais assez des tracasseries du refuge. J’étais rentré un soir vers 18 heures, au moment où le pays commençait à se remettre peu à peu de la crise laRead More
On Thursday 1 June, 14:00-17:00, the African Studies Centre in Leiden presents the panel discussion and blog reading ‘Being young in times of conflict: Readings from the Central African Republic’. The Central African Republic has been characterized by recurrent periods of violent conflict. The 2013Read More
Mirjam de Bruijn is an anthropologist whose work has a clearly interdisciplinary character with a preference for contemporary history and cultural studies. She focuses on the interrelationship between agency, marginality, mobility, communication and technology. Mirjam is an Africanist with a focus on West and Central Africa. She did,Read More
Jonna Both started working in March 2015 as a postdoctoral researcher within the VICI project ‘Connecting in Times of Duress’ of professor Mirjam de Bruijn. For her BA she studied African Languages and Cultures at Leiden University from 2003-2006 and specialized in African History. She also followed a fewRead More
Catherina Wilson studied African Studies at the Leiden University, where she graduated in 2012. She carried out research in Kisangani, DR Congo, and wrote a thesis entitled ‘The Congolese Yankee: Language and Identity among Youth in Kisangani’. In this work she deals with the waysRead More
Mirjam de Bruijn on the conflict in Mali on NOS-Radio 1-Journaal (Dutch radio news, 50.00-56.00 min.).