Permanent Minorities and the Politics of Survivors: A conversation with Mahmood Mamdani

In Episode 9 of our interview series, “African Voices,” Alex de Waal speaks with Mahmood Mamdani, Ugandan academic, author, and political commentator.

Mahmood Mamdani is a Ugandan academic, author, and political commentator. He currently serves as the Chancellor of Kampala International University, Uganda. He is the director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR), the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and the Professor of Anthropology, Political Science and African Studies at Columbia University. His latest book, “Neither Settler nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities,” was released November, 2020. 

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