Call for Abstracts for BATATA panel at ASAA 2022



We are glad to announce you that we are organising a panel at the conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) 2022. Our panel “Towards Radical Reclaiming of African Economic Futures” will address visions of African futures contesting the positions of mainstream politics. While the African political mainstream envisions Africa’s future in terms of economic growth, the discourse landscape on African futures is much more diverse than this mainstream narrative suggests. Politically subdominant groups are demanding autonomous spaces to create futures outside the growth paradigm and fighting against land alienation and large infrastructural projects. Against this background, we want to discuss about topics such as the visions of desirable futures in African philosophies and the parallels between African visions of sustainable development and degrowth narratives. You can find more details on our panel here. You can see the call for abstracts and an overview of the other participating panels by clicking on the read more button below – to see the BATATA panel please go to panel 45. The conference will take place on 11-16 April 2022 and will be held at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.