1/11 Launch of African Arguments Online

You are invited to the launch of

African Arguments Online

Tuesday, 1 Novemener 2011

6-8 p.m.

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Brunei Suite, Brunei Gallery,
Thornhaugh Street,
Russell Square,
London WC1H 0XG

With Alex de Waal (World Peace Foundation), Hadeel Ibrahim (Mo Ibrahim Foundation), Richard Dowden (RAS) and chair David Loyn (BBC)

African Arguments is a series of short books about Afirca today. Aimed at the growing numbers of students and general readers who want to know more about the continent, these books hightlight many of the longer-term strategics as well as immediate political issues confronting the African continient. They get to the heart of why Africa is the way it is and how it is changing. The books are scholary but engaged, substantive as well as topical.

Africa has long been the locus and the focus for the most impassioned and intellectually-informed debate. But for many years, specialist Africa coverage in the world’s media has been in decline. African news and views have moved to the web, but there has been no comparable Africa-wide movement which provides in-depth analysis and debate of the issues and controversies that animate the continent today. With African Arguments Online we intend to fill this gap. African Arguments Online brings debate on the most important African topics to a wider audience with the rapidity of a news magazine and the reach of the internet, and leading public intellectuals – writers, scholars, activists – contribute regular columns.

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