Authors’ Spotlight

The West African Transitional Justice Center is looking to engage the work of Africanist scholars and researchers through one of its flagship programs ‘Author’s Spotlight’. It is an online roundtable between the Author(s) and discussants where they highlight relevant themes from the book being spotlighted and subsequently engage with the audience.

Customary Justice in South Sudan; Toward Victim-Centered Change; & Diverse Pathways to People-Centred Justice

Reports: Customary Justice in South Sudan; Toward Victim-Centered Change; & Diverse Pathways to People-Centred Justice Presenter: Agatha Ndonga, Head of Program – outh Sudan, International Centre for Transitional Justice. Discussant: Michael James Warren, Customary and Informal Justice Advisor, International Development Law Organization Discussant: Roger Duthie, Senior Expert – Research, International Centre for Transitional Justice Video link:

Guerrillas and Combative: Women and the Armed Struggle in South Africa

Book: Guerrillas and Combative Mothers: Women and the Armed Struggle in South Africa Author: Prof. Siphokazi Magadla, Head of Department, Political and International Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa Discussant: Prof Jill Kelly, Associate Professor, Clements Department of History, Southern Methodist University, USA  Discussant: Dr Mxolisi Mchunu, Senior Researcher, Kwazulu-Natal Legislature, South Africa Video link: https://youtu.be/zPXln2XoVCg?si=WkwKnTn3BmtDbBrM

Good Governance in Nigeria: Rethinking Accountability and Transparency in the 21st Century

Book: Good Governance in Nigeria: Rethinking Transparency and Accountability in the 21st Century Author: Dr Portia Roelofs, Lecturer in Politics, King’s College, London, United Kingdom Discussants: Dr Siphiwe Dube, Senior Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa Mr Ajibola Adigun, Democracy and Governance Specialist, Policy Innovation Centre, Abuja, Nigeria Video link: https://youtu.be/dAfb8W-3nHM?si=glP9ICh5Iuqojtdz

Justice during Transitions: Policies that Reflect African Realities

Book: Justice during Transitions: Policies that Reflect African Realities Co-Editors: Prof. Cori Wielenga, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa Prof. Chris Nshimbi, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa Discussants: Prof. Tim Murithi, Head Peacebuilding Interventions, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa Dr Chenai Matshaka, …

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Establishing and Managing National Mechanisms for Mass Atrocity Prevention

Book: Establishing and Managing National Mechanisms for Mass Atrocity Prevention Lead Researcher: Mr Frank Okyere, Head, Peace Support Operations Program, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana Discussants: Dr Kwaku Danso, Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana Mr Ernest Lartey, Head Peace and Security Studies, Kofi Annan …

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Author Spotlight: The Great Upheaval: Women and Nation in Postwar Nigeria

Book: The Great Upheaval: Women and Nation in Postwar NigeriaPublisher: Ohio University Press, (Athens, OH:) 2021)byJudith A. Byfield Preamble Good morning. I would like to thank Philip Olayoku for the opportunity to share this book with you. I also have to thank Professors Lisa Lindsay and Babatunde Oduntan for taking the time from their busy …

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Child Safety and Security: A Study of the United Nations Child Protection Network Strategies

Book: Child Safety and Security: A Study of the United Nations Child Protection Network Strategies Author: Dr Hammed Abodunrin, a Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Fellow of the Institute of Criminology and Strategic Studies (FICSS) Discussants: Professor Jide Jimoh, Professor of Journalism, School of Communication, Lagos State University, Nigeria …

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Violence and Solace: The Natal Civil War in Late-Apartheid South Africa

Book: Violence and Solace: The Natal Civil War in Late-Apartheid South Africa Author: Dr Mxolisi R Mchunu, a Senior Researcher at the Kwazulu-Natal Legislature and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Kwazulu-Natal Discussants: Dr Jill Kelly, Associate Professor, Clements Department of History, Southern Methodist University, USA Dr Siphokazi Magadla, Head of Department, Political and International …

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Thin Sympathy: A Strategy to Thicken Transitional Justice – Prof. Joanna Quinn

Book: Thin Sympathy: A Strategy to Thicken Transitional Justice Author: Prof Joanna Quinn, Director  and Graduate Chair,   Centre for Transitional Justice and Post Conflict Reconstruction, Western University, Ontario, Canada Discussants: Dr Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA Prof. Elisabeth King, Professor of International Education and Politics, …

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