Lagos African Cluster Centre – Africa multiple: reconfiguring african studies
University of Lagos African Cluster Centre
This is a centre within the Institute Of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos. We are highly focused on supporting premium research and promoting solutions.
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Prof. Dr. Mawuloe Koffi Kodah’s Project Report during his three-month Senior Research Fellowship at LACC-IADS: September 16 – December 16, 2022.
Prof. Kodah, delivering his public lecture at the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, Unilag
Prof. Dr. Mawuloe Koffi Kodah has been in residence as Senior Research Fellow of the LACC-IADS from September 16 – December 16, 2022. During this period, Prof. Kodah has been involved in all the activities of the IADS – meetings, workshops, symposia, 2023-2024 Fellowship awards selection processes, admission interviews, and teaching, alongside his project. As part of his engagements, he was nominated by the Director to chair a 3-member Committee that shortlisted 2023 Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicants for the final selection by the Board of LACC/IADS.
Prof. Dr. Kodah has been working on a research project on the topic: “Literary Perspectives on Development Policies and Strategies in Africa: A Critical Reading of Selected Postcolonial African Novelists” which will culminate into a monograph to be published in the 2023. He delivered his exit lecture on November 24, 2022 on the topic. Besides, he has completed an article on the topic: “Re-contextualizing the decolonization discourse: a critical reading of selected post-independence African narrative texts” which he has uploaded on A-DD Journal online system for consideration for publication in the 2023 edition of the Journal. The paper proposes a paradigm shift on the decolonization discourse from the traditional North-South dialectical antagonism to a South-South critical introspective reflections in order to redefine new perspectives for a sustainable continental development agenda.
Renewal of Project Agreement signed on August 23, 2022.
Project agreement between the University of Lagos and the University of Bayreuth Germany was signed on 24th October, 2019 for 2 years with a clause on possible renewal if certain benchmarks are met. The agreement empowers Unilag African Cluster Centre (Lagos ACC) partner with the University of Bayreuth in the project of Reconfiguring African Studies. The other three centres in Africa in the partnership are Rhodes University, South Africa, Moi University, Kenya and Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Burkina Faso. Having met the benchmarks, the project renewal was signed at the Arthur Mbanefo Digital Centre, University of Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 for additional 5 years, this implies that the project will run for 7 years.