South-South Globalisation Podcast

Published on
Tuesday 16 March 2021
Race & Ethics
Wolfson People

Temitope Ajileye, DPhil student at Wolfson, will host a podcast which will tell stories of contacts, movements, and exchanges of people, capital and ideas between countries that are part of the Global South.

With support from the Oxford University Africa Society (AfriSoc) and Wolfson College, Temitope has set up the South-South Globalisation Podcast. The stories shared in this podcast will show how knowledge is produced and exchanged along routes that do not necessarily intersect with or need the mediation of the West. The podcast will endeavor as much as possible to capture a plurality of voices, experiences, and geographies. 

The first episode goes live on Tuesday 16 March and features Professor Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English and Fellow at Wolfson. In 1979 Elleke, then a 17 year old woman, travelled from South Africa to Brazil. Coming from the wrapped political and racial state of Apartheid South Africa, she discovered a certain sense of South in Rio. In this episode, Elleke reflects on the scarcity of south-south links at the time, and how that has changed. 

Listen to the podcast here, or follow the live sessions here. The podcast will be available on Spotify and Apple Music soon.