In this episode of the KickBack Global Anti-Corruption podcast, we are very happy to welcome Robtel Neajai Pailey – a Liberian academic, activist and author who is “maladjusted to injustice” – a quote from Cornel West.
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Joseph Ackah-Blay, Joy FM/Joy News TV court and political correspondent, interviews Robtel Neajai Pailey about her anti-corruption children’s books, Gbagba and Jaadeh!, on the sidelines of the 2018 High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa held in Gaborone, Botswana, on 29 November 2018.
A Nordic Africa Days 2018 Roundtable discussion entitled ‘Decolonisation and Social Media’ was held 21 September 2018 and featured a panel comprising Patience Mususa, Francis Nyamnjoh, Henning Melber, and Robtel Neajai Pailey.
Global academia and African Studies in particular are in the midst of a new wave of debates and interventions calling for the decolonisation of academic disciplines, school curricula and university structures. South Africa's #RhodesMustFall movement was not only one of the trailblazers in this most recent mobilisation against persistent inequalities and prejudices in African and Africanist higher education, but it also demonstrated the power and potential of social media as a platform for social and political mobilisation.
Monrovia, Liberia—Aid is strategic, not altruistic: Robtel Neajai Pailey’s hardline stance during an interview with Turkish television on 31 August 2018.
For the full special feature on 20 August 2018, visit https://audiomack.com/song/wadr/gbagba-program
"Jaadeh Is Integrity" was written and produced by Liberia's premier Hip-Co musician Takun J and features vocalist Ella Mankon Pailey. It is based on the forthcoming anti-corruption children's sequel, Jaadeh!, written by Robtel Neajai Pailey, illustrated by Chase Walker and published by One Moore Book. The song and music video were made possible through a grant from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
"Jaadeh Is Integrity" has aired on Power TV and HOTT TV.