Book discussion: 'We Do Not Have Borders: Greater Somalia and the Predicaments of Belonging in Kenya’
2D1 Priory Rd Complex
The Global Insecurities Centre is hosting a roundtable discussion about Keren Weitzberg’s recent book ‘We Do Not Have Borders: Greater Somalia and the Predicaments of Belonging in Kenya’
Date: 16 February 2018
Location: Room G1, 7 Priory Road
Keren Weitzberg received her PhD in history from Stanford University and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Department of History at UCL. Her research addresses themes of borderlands; race and ethnicity; alternative sovereignties; migration; pastoralism; and Islam and non-secular thought. Her first book, We Do Not Have Borders: Greater Somalia and the Predicaments of Belonging in Kenya, was published with Ohio University Press for the New African Histories series in August 2017. Challenging the scholarly focus on ethno-nationalism, this book provides unique inroads into debates over globalization, African sovereignty, the resurgence of religion, and the multiple meanings of being African. It also explores the interrelationship between border crossing, reactionary nativism, and hatred of the internal stranger.
Khadir Abdi, Director of Operations at Somali First: promoting Somali-led development
Nisar Majid, Independent Researcher & Consultant (food security, transnational livelihoods, Somali studies); Visiting Fellow, Feinstein International Centre, Tufts University