Africa Past and Present, Episode 62

Episode 62 of Africa Past and Present — the podcast about African history, culture, and politics is titled: Kingship, legitimacy, and violence in Rwanda and Eastern Congo. It features a discussion with David Newbury (Smith College) on the historical dynamics of kingship, legitimacy and violence in Central and East Africa, focusing on Alison Des Forges’ Defeat is the Only Bad News: Rwanda under Musinga, 1896-1931 and The Land beyond the Mists: Essays on Identity & Authority in Precolonial Congo & Rwanda. “He deconstructs static views of royal dynasties/chronologies, comments on the legacy of Des Forges, and discusses changes in the writing of African history.”

Episode 62 of Africa Past and Present — the podcast about African history, culture, and politics — is now available at: http://afripod.aodl.org

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Africa Past and Present is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and produced by Matrix — the  Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online (http://matrix.msu.edu). Subscribe to the podcast on our website and on iTunes

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