Roundtable and launch of Book on African Women in Digital Spaces
CAMRI’s Winston Mano participated in the launch and round table discussion of the book, African Women in Digital Spaces: Redefining Social Movements on the Continent and in the Diaspora edited by Kibona Clark Marcia and Mohammed, Wunpini (2023). The book, published by Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, builds on continuing conversations around decolonizing African Media Studies, begun at the Africa Multiple Cluster Medialities Conference in July 2022. The book charts intersections and overlaps between geophysical, geopolitical and digital spatialities, ICDL concepts, citizenship and belonging between Africa and its diasporas. Among relevant foci in the book are digital literacy and power relations, potentials of decolonisation of knowledge and knowledge production practices in digital spaces, and more conscious critical engagements with African women’s scholarship in digital humanities. Also on the panel was Elizabeth Akua Ohene, a Ghanaian journalist and politician who served as Minister of State for Tertiary Education in Ghana under President John Kufuor. The event was chaired by Professor Christine Vogt-William, the Director of the Gender and Diversity Office with the Africa Multiple Cluster (funded by the German Research Council) at the University of Bayreuth. The hybrid event was held on Thursday 2nd Feb 2023 at the University of Bayreuth Campus, Germany but with online participation by others from Moi University, Rhodes University, Université Ki-Zerb and University of Lagos.