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event • Fellows' Presentation

Rebellious Migrants: Forging Abolition, Cosmopolitan Identities, and Postcolonial Spaces in West Africa, 1840–1960

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023
    12 PM ET
  • Online on Zoom
Ndubueze Mbah Photo by Tony Rinaldo

A presentation from 2022–2023 Joy Foundation Fellow Ndubueze L. Mbah

Mbah is a West African Atlantic historian. He will examine how marginal West African intra-regional and trans-colonial migrants across Sierra Leone, southeastern Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon used forgery, smuggling, human trafficking, and intransigent itinerancy to express anti-imperial and abolitionist notions of freedom as well as to articulate rebellious Afropolitan belonging in ways that redefined British, Spanish, and French colonial labor and subjecthood policies in the 19th and 20th centuries.


Free and open to the public.

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Live closed captioning will be available for the webinar.

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