Dr. Chika Okeke-Agulu of Princeton on the art of Biafra

Interview by Grace Ishimwe. Dr Chika Okeke-Agulu specializes in classical, modern, and contemporary African art history and theory. He will be speaking Thursday, April 20th in a panel discussion on the power and politics of memory. This interview was conducted by Grace Ishimwe. 1) How would you describe your major fields of...

Dr. Samuel Fury Childs Daly on the sources of Biafran History

Guest post by Samuel Fury Childs Daly, Rutgers University. In recent years, historians have begun to revisit a set of questions that Nigerian politicians and intellectuals first posed in the aftermath of Biafra’s defeat. What internal tensions and fault lines had led Nigeria to war? How could the violence of the conflict be...

Dr. Brad Simpson on “The Limits of Self-Determination”

Brad Simpson, Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut and panel speaker on state actors and foreign policies at the Remembering Biafra Conference, published an article in 2014 in the Journal of Genocide Research examining the boundaries of Biafran secession. Entitled “The Biafran secession and the limits of...

Dr. Olufemi Vaughan on the importance of history

Interview by Victoria Avis. Dr. Olufemi Vaughan, Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies and History at Bowdoin College, former public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center – and recently appointed Henry Steele Commager Professor of Black Studies at Amherst College --- has a passion: encouraging serious interdisciplinary...