This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
“We are thrilled to be one of Ofeibea’s few stops during her trip to the U.S this spring,” says Martin Miller, NEPR’s CEO and General Manager. “She is an incredible journalist, and we are happy to be able to bring her here to the UMass and the Five College community.”
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is a journalist and broadcaster from Ghana who reports for NPR News on issues and developments related to West Africa. She spent her early years in Ghana, Italy, Britain and Kenya. She’s lived and worked in the U.K., France, Ivory Coast, U.S., South Africa and most recently Senegal, traveling all over Africa as a journalist, broadcaster, commentator and host for the BBC, The World, allAfricaGlobal Media, and NPR.
John Higginson is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a Research Fellow in the College of Human Sciences and the Department of History at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria, South Africa. He is the author of A Working Class in the Making: Belgian Colonial Labor Policy, Private Enterprise and the African Mineworker, 1907-1951 (Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989). Cambridge University Press published his monograph Collective Violence and the Agrarian Origins of South African Apartheid, 1900-1948 in November 2014. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on South Africa and the regional economic system of southern Africa.
More information at: http://digital.nepr.net/events/2016/02/03/africa-now-with-nprs-ofeibea-quist-arcton/