The Newsletter 88 Spring 2021

HaB at The University of Ghana

Kojo Opoku Aidoo

Project: ‘Mobilities of Grassroot Pan-Africanism. Memory, migration and communities’

A defining feature of post-colonial West Africa is increasing cross-border migration, making the region a quintessential ‘social laboratory’ through which to interrogate and heighten our comprehension of memory, migrations and pan-Africanist ideals. The Ghana project relates to memory, migration, communities, and new ways of Pan-Africanism in connection with the historical, comparative and contemporary issues such as the Nigerian, Malian, Burkinabe and Senegalese diasporas in Ghana, and mobility in West Africa in general. The migrations have tended to challenge the nation-state and also xenophobia. And, in some instances, they have even led to the construction of parallel political economies different from those under the influence of the states. Two things stand out, namely place-making and meaning-making. The project explores the existing body of knowledge on memory (itself contestable and manipulatable), migration and new ways of pan Africanism.  

Mr Aryee sharing his lived experience. 


Methodology workshop: ‘Mobilities of Grassroots Pan-Africanism: Integrating Community-Generated Knowledge into a Pan-African Curriculum’

This HaB Methodology Workshop took place on 12-13 June 2018 in the western regional twin-city, Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana.  

Radio interview: Kojo Opoku Aidoo discussed the HaB Project on 26 October 2017 on Radio Univers’ ‘Interrogating Africa’ on air show at University of Ghana.

Project update:

Dr Kawlra and Dr Aidoo at the Kokrobitey Institute.