Decolonisation and Social Media (Nordic Africa Institute)

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.