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University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar, 2013-14
Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi is an associate professor of history at the University of the Witwatersrand with research interests in ethnicity, radio, and the politics of knowledge production. He completed his MA in history at the University of the Witwatersrand and his PhD in History at the University of Minnesota. Peter’s current research is on the “The Crystallization and Bifurcation of Ndebele Ethnicity in South Africa, 1960-2010.” His goal is to explore the formation of Ndebele ethnicity in the 1960s and the role of popular radio in forging a strong Ndebele ethnic consciousness in South Africa. During his four-month stay at the U-M, Peter will be working with Dr. Adam Ashforth, who is professor of Afroamerican and African studies.
Radio and Resistance in South Africa
A conversation on radio, ethnicity, and knowledge production in South Africa.
October 10, 2013, Africa Online Digital Library Michigan State University,
Available from afripod.aodl.org
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