This panel brings together two leading scholars of African Geographies to present on the relationship between their research and W.E.B. Du Bois's monumental text, Black Reconstruction in America.

-Stefan Ouma, University of Bayreuth, "Reading Africapitalism via Black Reconstruction"
-Wangui Kimari, University of Cape Town, "Reconstructing the 'Native City': African Fugitive Habitations in Nairobi"

"Black Reconstruction as a Portal" is a year-long Sawyer Seminar at the University of California, Irvine that explores the global salience of visions of Black Reconstruction as a portal between the crisis that marks our current predicament and the freedom dreams of those who have taken to the streets insisting that another world is still possible. This panel is the fourth in a series of four panels (Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 15) that will explore the topic "Black Reconstruction Geographies." For more information, go to: or follow on Twitter @readingdubois.

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