ASAA2023 10th Anniversary Celebration
The Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) is amongst the largest gathering of African and Africa-focused scholars and researchers globally, held in Africa. It brings together an average of 600 delegates from across especially the African continent, its diaspora and delegates from different parts of the world. Previous editions were held in Ibadan (2015), Accra (2017), Nairobi (2019) and Cape Town (2022). Over the years, it has seen an increase in the diversity of participation, bringing together researchers, intellectuals, policy makers, activists and corporate actors to discuss relevant continental challenges.
ASAA was established in 2013 to promote Africa’s specific contributions to the advancement of knowledge about the peoples and cultures of Africa and the Diaspora. In the context knowledge imbalances and the challenges of intra-African cross border knowledge circulation and engagement, the ASAA conference offers a rare space for intellectual engagement and transnational conversations directly linked to Africa’s development and the wellbeing of its people. This is done through multidisciplinary, trans-disciplinary and multi-sector engagements that privilege Africanist perspectives.