Wits University, WiSER, and African Studies invite you to a public lecture
Visions of an Alternative World: The Early Appeal of Boko Haram
Graham Furniss, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Chaired by Prof Gilbert Khadiagala (International Relations, Wits)
Followed by “An update on recent Boko Haram activities in Northern Nigeria” by Ebrahim Shabbir Deen. Ebrahim is a researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre and an expert on political Islam.
Professor Graham Furniss is a distinguished scholar of orality, literature and social analysis in African contexts. An authority on Hausa history and culture, and on Nigerian cultural production and political life, he has run African Studies centres and departments and conducted cross disciplinary work on curricula in commonwealth universities. He is a guest of the University and of African Studies, a leading journal based at Wits University.
Refreshments will be served.